Modeling the Distribution and Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth, Volume 46

Smith James D
This pioneering volume uses modern statistical and simulation techniques to explain the process of wealth transmission and the persistent problem of the unequal distribution of wealth. These papers reflect a shift from the traditional cross-sectional measurement to an intertemporal focus by attempting to model mathematically the actual process by which... Read More
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This pioneering volume uses modern statistical and simulation techniques to explain the process of wealth transmission and the persistent problem of the unequal distribution of wealth. These papers reflect a shift from the traditional cross-sectional measurement to an intertemporal focus by attempting to model mathematically the actual process by which wealth is acquired and transmitted. There are many questions to be answered: What are the factors influencing saving? What is the role of mating? What decides ownership between spouses? How are rare assets distributed by divorce? What are the patterns of behavior in making gifts and bequests? And what is the effect of the relative ages of the persons involved?
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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226764540
ISBN-13 9780226764542
GTIN-13 9780226764542
GTIN-14 09780226764542
Series National Bureau of Economic Research Studies in Income and W
Series Number 46
Author Smith James D
Edition 1
Language Code eng
Page Count 344
Publication Date Nov 30, 1980
Dimension 6.36 in 9.24 in 0.99 in