Equal Bequests and Parental Altruism: Compatibility or Orthogonality?

Stark, Oded (May 1998) Equal Bequests and Parental Altruism: Compatibility or Orthogonality? IHS Economics Series 54

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Abstract: The large amount of equal division of bequests by parents who otherwise would have compensated the earning differences among their children is attributed to the cost associated with unequal bequests. This paper identifies a source of this cost and explains why equal bequests to children whose earnings differ, and parental altruism toward these children, are not mutually exclusive.;

Item Type: IHS Series
Keywords: 'Parental Altruism' 'Equal Bequests'
Classification Codes (e.g. JEL): D10, D31, D63, D64
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 10:36
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2017 17:33
URI: http://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/1071

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