Document Type

Report

Publication Date

8-31-1978

Number

80

Abstract

This study is concerned with the determinants of wealth transfers within families and between families. An important question which arises within the family is whether inheritance compensates the less advantaged among its offspring, Put differently, do children with less education, income, marital advantages, and the like receive a larger material inheritance which at least partially corrects for a lower real income relative to their siblings? The present paper is addressed to this question.

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