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Are parents altruistic? Evidence from Mexico

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  • Christian Schluter
  • Jackline Wahba

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  • Christian Schluter & Jackline Wahba, 2010. "Are parents altruistic? Evidence from Mexico," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 23(3), pages 1025-1046, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:23:y:2010:i:3:p:1025-1046
    DOI: 10.1007/s00148-008-0207-6
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    1. Gary S. Becker, 1981. "A Treatise on the Family," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number beck81-1, June.
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    1. Bargain, Olivier & Donni, Olivier & Kwenda, Prudence, 2014. "Intrahousehold distribution and poverty: Evidence from Côte d'Ivoire," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 107(C), pages 262-276.
    2. White, Justin S. & Basu, Sanjay, 2016. "Does the benefits schedule of cash assistance programs affect the purchase of temptation goods? Evidence from Peru," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(C), pages 70-89.

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    Keywords

    Parental altruism; Poor households; PROGRESA; D12; D64; I38;

    JEL classification:

    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • D64 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Altruism; Philanthropy; Intergenerational Transfers
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs

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