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Solidarités familiales par la démonstration
[Familial solidariies and the demonstration effect]

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  • Jellal, Mohamed
  • wolff, François charles

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Three theoretical hypotheses can explain the motives behind familial transfers given to the elders : altruism, exchange, and the demonstration effect theory where adults have to set an example by helping their elders if they want to be helped in turn by their children. This paper focuses on a theoretical model of demonstration transfers where the anticipation of future difficulties increases the provision of upstream transfers. Predictions of the model are tested using a cross-sectional survey on private transfers within trigenerational families. Econometric results for timerelated upstream transfers are compatible with the demonstration motive.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 38438.

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Keywords: Altruism; Family exchange; culture; Transfers;

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  1. Mohamed JELLAL & François-Charles WOLFF, 2005. "Dynamique des transferts intergénérationnels et effet de démonstration," Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, ENSAE, issue 77, pages 81-107.

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