MOTIVES FOR PRIVATE TRANSFERS OVER THE LIFE CYCLE : An Analytical Framework and Evidence for Peru Donald Cox Zekeriya Eser

  title={MOTIVES FOR PRIVATE TRANSFERS OVER THE LIFE CYCLE : An Analytical Framework and Evidence for Peru Donald Cox Zekeriya Eser},
  author={Emmanuel Jimenez},
This paper tests for the motives for private income transfers. We consider two motives: altruism and exchange. The question of private-transfer motives is important because such motivation can influence the effects of public income transfers on the distribution of income. Using a household survey for Peru, we find that transfer amounts received increase with recipient pre-transfer income, which contradicts a key prediction of the strong form of the altruism hypothesis but is consistent with… CONTINUE READING
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