Kinship related altruistic preferences and inter-vivos transfers

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dc.contributor.author Díaz, Antonia
dc.contributor.author Echevarría, Cristina
dc.contributor.other IVIE
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-18T13:42:32Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-18T13:42:32Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/4940
dc.description.abstract Our aim is to study altruistically motivated inter-vivos transfers and their relation to the level of income. The concept of altruism we use is different from that typically used in economic research. Under our definition, individuals feel altruistically not only towards their descendants, but also towards other individuals genetically related to them. However, they only worry about them when their relatives consumption falls below a certain level. We conclude that, within this framework, the number and amount of inter-vivos transfers is greater in poor than in rich countries, and greater among low-income families than among high-income families
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP-AD 98-11
dc.subject.other Altruistic preferences
dc.subject.other poverty level
dc.subject.other inter-vivos transfers
dc.subject.other house-hold behavior
dc.title Kinship related altruistic preferences and inter-vivos transfers
dc.type workingPaper
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
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