Motives for interqenerational transfers: Evidence from Malaysia

@article{Lillard1997MotivesFI,
  title={Motives for interqenerational transfers: Evidence from Malaysia},
  author={Lee A. Lillard and Robert J. Willis},
  journal={Demography},
  year={1997},
  volume={34},
  pages={115-134}
}
In this paper we discuss a number of hypotheses about motives for intergenerational transfers within the family. We use data on time and money transfers between generations in Malaysia, where there is neither Social Security nor Medicare, to explore these hypotheses empirically. We find evidence supporting the hypotheses that children are an important source of old age security and that old age security is, in part, children s repayment for parental investments in their education. This… CONTINUE READING

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