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Altruism and the Poverty Risk in Old-Age

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  • Medeiros, João

    (European Commission, Directorate General of Economic and Financial Affairs)

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    Blanchard’s (1985) model is modified to build an OLG model with an increasing probability of death, endogenous growth and a bequest motive. The motivation is to obtain a more rich, realistic and flexible framework to reproduce -using numerical methods- some stylised facts of the age-profiles of education, consumption, and wealth variables. Moreover, this model can be used like Auerbach and Kotlikoff’s (1987) to simulate the impact of economic shocks in the transition between steady states.

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    Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES) in its series Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) with number 2000005.

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    Date of creation: 01 Jan 2000
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    Keywords: Human capital; endogenous growth; altruism; lifetime uncertainty; poverty; simulation;

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