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Les legs volontaires en France : évaluation et explication


  • Sergio Perelman
  • Pierre Pestieau


[eng] Planned Bequests in France: Assessment and Determinants, by Sergio Perelman, Pierre Pestieau. The purpose of this paper is to determine the proportion of planned bequests in France on the basis of a survey of the financial assets of 5600 households. These data are then analyzed to determine whether or not they correspond to our preconceived ideas on intentional legacies and whether or not they comply with some of the standard models of inheritance. [ger] Das freiwillige Vermächtnis in Frankreich: Bewertung und Erklärung, von Sergio Perelman, Pierre Pestieau. In diesem Artikel soll der Umfang der freiwilligen Vermächtniszuwendungen auf der Grundlage einer Erhebung ermittelt werden, die das Nationale Institut für Statistik und Wirtschaftsstudien "Insee" über die Struktur des Geldvermögens von 5.600 Haushalten durchgeführt hat. Diese Messung wird anschließend analysiert, um zu überprüfen, ob sie einerseits unseren apriorischen Erkenntnissen über die beabsichtigten Vermächtniszuwendungen und andererseits einigen Erbschaftsmodellen entspricht. [fre] Les legs volontaires en France : évaluation et explication, par Sergio Perelman, Pierre Pestieau. Cet article se propose d'évaluer l'importance des legs volontaires sur la base d'une enquête de l'Insee sur la structure des actifs financiers de 5 600 ménages. Cette mesure est alors analysée pour voir si elle correspond à nos a priori sur les legs intentionnels et si elle est conforme à quelques modèles d'héritage. [spa] Legados voluntarios en Francia : evaluación y explicación, por Sergio Perelman y Pierre Pestieau. El presente artícule tiene por objeto evaluar la importancia de los legados voluntarios a partir de un estudio realizado por el Insee a propósito de la estructura de los activos financieros de 5 600 unidades familiares. Esta estructura se analiza para determinar si corresponde o no nuestros priori sobre los legados intencionales y si guarda conf ormidad con algunos modelos de herencia.

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  • Sergio Perelman & Pierre Pestieau, 1991. "Les legs volontaires en France : évaluation et explication," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 100(4), pages 129-136.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:ecoprv:ecop_0249-4744_1991_num_100_4_5258 Note: DOI:10.3406/ecop.1991.5258

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    1. Luc Arrondel & André Masson, 1991. "Que nous enseignent les enquêtes sur les transferts patrimoniaux en France ?," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, pages 93-128.
    2. Arrondel, Luc & Laferrere, Anne, 2001. "Taxation and wealth transmission in France," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 79(1), pages 3-33, January.

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