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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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  • Jellal, Mohamed & wolff, François charles, 2003. "Solidarités familiales par la démonstration
    [Familial solidariies and the demonstration effect]
    ," MPRA Paper 38438, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Mohamed Jellal & François-Charles Wolff, 2005. "Dynamique des transferts intergénérationnels et effet de démonstration," Annals of Economics and Statistics, GENES, issue 77, pages 81-107.

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    Keywords

    Altruism; Family exchange; culture; Transfers;

    JEL classification:

    • D64 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Altruism; Philanthropy; Intergenerational Transfers
    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior

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