Measurement and the Redistribution of Resources Within the Family

TitleMeasurement and the Redistribution of Resources Within the Family
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsMcGarry, KM, Schoeni, RF
InstitutionRAND, Reprint Series 96-11
KeywordsAdult children, Income
Abstract

Recent work by a number of economists has opened a debate about the role played by intergenerational transfers. Using the new Health and Retirement Study (HRS), we are better able to address the issues involved. Contrary to the current literature on bequests, we do not find that parents give transfers, respondents give greater financial assistance to their less well off children than to their children with higher incomes.

URLhttp://ideas.repec.org/p/fth/randrs/96-11.html
Endnote Keywords

Income Distribution/Intergenerational Transfers

Endnote ID

10332

Citation Key5331