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Persistent inequality: An explanation based on limited parental altruism

  • Das, Mausumi

This paper provides an explanation for the observed persistence in income inequality across households in terms limited parental altruism. It is postulated that the degree of parental altruism is ‘limited’ by the financial status of the parent. [CDE WP 101].

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Development Economics.

Volume (Year): 84 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (September)
Pages: 251-270

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Handle: RePEc:eee:deveco:v:84:y:2007:i:1:p:251-270
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