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Abstract

In this paper I follow Abel and Kotlikoff 1994 non-parametric approach based on consumption cohort data to test for intergenerational altruism among Italian households. The Italian socio-economic framework represents an interesting ground to test for the Barro’s 1974 model given the stronger family linkages usually present among Italian households. All tests reject altruism. Further, I evaluate how restrictive is the assumption of a zero correlation between the clan’s Euler errors and the demographic structure of the clan. I find no evidence of any major role played by the age composition of the clan and conclude that the zero correlation assumption is reasonable.



Item Type: MPRA Paper -

Original Title: Testing the altruism hypothesis with italian cohort data-

English Title: Testing the altruism hypothesis with italian cohort data-

Language: English-

Keywords: Altruism; Intergenerational transfers, Italy-

Subjects: D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and MeasurementD - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D64 - Altruism ; Philanthropy-





Autor: Rizza, Pietro

Fuente: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/20561/







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