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Parental Wealth Effects on Living Standards and Asset Holdings: Results from Chile

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  • Florencia Torche

    (Queens College, CUNY)

  • Seymour Spilerman

    (Columbia University)

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This paper examines aspects of the replication of inequality across generations and attempts to assess the extent to which parental resources influence the life chances and living standards of adult children. The data come from a survey of 4,400 households in Chile that focused on parental resources and outcomes in children's lives. The results reveal several pathways by which parental resources affect children's economic well-being. In particular, the living standard outcome measures are influenced indirectly, through parental investments in education and earnings capacity, whereas the wealth holdings of families are largly impacted directly, through transfers of parental assets.

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  • Florencia Torche & Seymour Spilerman, 2005. "Parental Wealth Effects on Living Standards and Asset Holdings: Results from Chile," Labor and Demography 0501005, EconWPA, revised 17 Jan 2005.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpla:0501005
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    1. Gary V. Engelhardt & Christopher J. Mayer, 1994. "Gifts for home purchase and housing market behavior," New England Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, issue May, pages 47-58.
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    1. Fabian T. Pfeffer & Martin Hällsten, 2012. "Mobility Regimes and Parental Wealth: The United States, Germany, and Sweden in Comparison," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 500, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
    2. Seymour Spilerman & François-Charles Wolff, 2012. "Parental wealth and resource transfers : How they matter in France for home ownership and living standards," Working Papers hal-00678988, HAL.
    3. Hällsten, Martin & Pfeffer, Fabian T., 2017. "Grand advantage: family wealth and grandchildren's educational achievement in Sweden," Working Paper Series 2017:3, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy.

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    Keywords

    Chile; wealth; intergenerational transfers; stratification;

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    • J - Labor and Demographic Economics

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