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Parental altruism under imperfect information: Theory and evidence
Villanueva, Ernesto
Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
Can we reconcile the predictions of the altruism model of the family withthe evidence on parental monetary transfers in the US? This paper providesa new assessment of this question. I expand the altruism model by introducingeffort of the child and by relaxing the assumption of perfect informationof the parent about the labor market opportunities of the child. First,I solve and simulate a model of altruism and labor supply under imperfectinformation. Second, I use cross-sectional data to test the following prediction of the model: Are parental transfers especially responsive tothe income variations of children who are very attached to the labor market? The results of the analysis suggest that imperfect informationaccounts for many of the patterns of intergenerational transfers in theUS.
2005-09-15
Labour, Public, Development and Health Economics
altruism
intergenerational transfers
private information
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