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Simulating the transmission of wealth inequality via bequests

  • Gokhale, Jagadeesh
  • Kotlikoff, Laurence J.
  • Sefton, James
  • Weale, Martin

Answering the question of how much wealth inequality arises from inheritance inequality requires data that are unavailable and potentially uncollectable. The alternative approach taken here (from Blinder [1974, 1976] and Davies [1982]) is to simulate the transmission of inequality via bequests.

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Volume (Year): 79 (2001)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 93-128

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