Private intergenerational contact in France and the demonstration effect

@article{Wolff2001PrivateIC,
  title={Private intergenerational contact in France and the demonstration effect},
  author={F. Wolff},
  journal={Applied Economics},
  year={2001},
  volume={33},
  pages={143 - 153}
}
  • F. Wolff
  • Published 2001
  • Economics
  • Applied Economics
This study analyses motives for intergenerational contact from adult children to their middle-aged parents. If these transfers may be explained either by altruism or by exchange, we mainly focus on the demonstration effect where households take care of their own parents in order to elicit a future support from their children. We test the model using a cross-sectional survey from 1992 about private transfers in France. According to the data, the presence of children increases the amount of… Expand
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