Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/92856
Authors: 
Horioka, Charles Yuji
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Discussion Paper, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University 729
Abstract: 
This paper finds that individuals in Japan do not leave very significant bequests, that parents often require a quid pro quo for bequests to their children, and that wealthier individuals leave less bequests, meaning that bequests ameliorate wealth inequalities.
Subjects: 
Bequests
Inheritances
Intergenerational transfers
Wealth inequalities
Life cycle wealth
JEL: 
D12
D91
E21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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