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Geography of the family
[Die Geographie der Familie]

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  • Konrad, Kai A.
  • Künemund, Harald
  • Lommerud, Kjell Erik
  • Robledo, Julio R.

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We study the residential choice of siblings who are altruistic towards their parents. The first-born child’s location choice influences the behavior of the second-born child and can shift some of the burden of providing care for the parents from one child to the other. These strategic considerations lead to an equilibrium location pattern with firstborn children locating further away from their parents than second-born children. We also analyze the location choices empirically using German data. These data confirm our theoretical predictions.

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  • Konrad, Kai A. & Künemund, Harald & Lommerud, Kjell Erik & Robledo, Julio R., 2001. "Geography of the family [Die Geographie der Familie]," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Market Processes and Governance FS IV 01-16, WZB Berlin Social Science Center.
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    Family public goods; voluntary intergenerational transfers;

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    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
    • J10 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - General

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