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dc.contributor.authorHalvorsen, Elinen_US
dc.contributor.authorThoresen, Thor Olaven_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-13en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:47:44Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:47:44Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26513-
dc.description.abstractThis study argues that parents have a desire for dividing equally between their children, and that this motive applies to transfers of gifts inter vivos. We suggest that the equal division motive competes with traditional altruism: support to the child or the children with greatest needs. When parents are drawn between these two ambitions, the degree of income compensation should be stronger in one-child families and we expect the altruism motive to dominate the equal division desire at low levels of recipients' income. We find support for both these hypotheses, when analysing Norwegian data for inter vivos transfers behaviour. The data include information about stated attitudes towards transfers among the parents, which also support the equal division motive.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2468en_US
dc.subject.jelD64en_US
dc.subject.jelD91en_US
dc.subject.jelH21en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordInter vivos giftsen_US
dc.subject.keywordequal divisions altruismen_US
dc.subject.keywordsibling comparisonsen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschenken_US
dc.subject.stwElternen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwAltruismusen_US
dc.subject.stwGerechtigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwNorwegenen_US
dc.titleParents' desire to make equal inter vivos transfersen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn589272381en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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