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The Challenge for Families of Demographic Ageing

Sarah Harper

in Families in Ageing Societies: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199251162
eISBN:
9780191602740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251169.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the impact of ageing societies on families based on empirical evidence from Europe, North America, and Australasia. It identifies three broad roles for families: as mechanisms ... More


Understanding Chinese Families: A Comparative Study of Taiwan and Southeast China

C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Ruoh-Rong Yu

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578092
eISBN:
9780191722424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578092.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book provides two kinds of connections and one possible elaboration concerning Chinese families. On the one hand, it explores the connection between the special features of Chinese families and ... More


Intergenerational Transfers and Old-Age Security in Korea

Hisam Kim

in The Economic Consequences of Demographic Change in East Asia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386850
eISBN:
9780226386881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386881.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter explains variables regarding intergenerational transfers in three Korean data sets and compares them with those in a Health and Retirement Study (HRS), which is an elderly panel data ... More


Parental Transfers and Child Feedbacks

C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Ruoh‐Rong Yu

in Understanding Chinese Families: A Comparative Study of Taiwan and Southeast China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578092
eISBN:
9780191722424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578092.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Since the type of intergenerational transfers in the mainstream literature was from parents to children, the discussion focused on parents' strategies of how to use such transfers to lure a desired ... More


Family Reciprocal Supports

C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Ruoh‐Rong Yu

in Understanding Chinese Families: A Comparative Study of Taiwan and Southeast China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578092
eISBN:
9780191722424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578092.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

When market mechanism is not perfect and individual risk is high, close‐knit family members may provide their own support; this is basically what is observed in Chinese societies. Empirically, it is ... More


Population Aging and Intergenerational Transfers: Introducing Age into National Accounts

Andrew Mason, Ronald Lee, An-Chi Tung, Mun-Sim Lai, and Tim Miller

in Developments in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903354
eISBN:
9780226903361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903361.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter outlines key concepts and methods being used to construct National Transfer Accounts (NTAs), an accounting system for measuring intergenerational transfers at the aggregate level in a ... More


Social investment in the ageing populations of Europe

Thomas Lindh

in Towards A Social Investment Welfare State?: Ideas, Policies and Challenges

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847429247
eISBN:
9781447305613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429247.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

It is wonderful news that more and more people live for longer and longer. It does, however, create problems, as relatively fewer workers must pay for elderly care and health care. It is argued here ... More


Can Market and Voting Institutions Generate Optimal Intergenerational Risk Sharing?

Antonio Rangel and Richard Zeckhauser

in Risk Aspects of Investment-Based Social Security Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226092553
eISBN:
9780226092560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092560.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Using an overlapping-generations model with randomness in both total endowments and the distribution of endowments between generations, this chapter examines whether markets or governments can ... More


Prolegomena

Alessandro Cigno and Furio Camillo Rosati

in The Economics of Child Labour

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199264452
eISBN:
9780191602511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264457.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Contains the building blocks of the subsequent theoretical analysis. Kaushik Basu’s model of the market for adult-equivalent labour explains child labour essentially as a consequence of binding ... More


The Use of Transfer Payments by Immigrants

Francine D. Blau

in Gender, Inequality, and Wages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665853
eISBN:
9780191745805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665853.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter uses data from the 1976 Survey of Income and Education to compare the receipt of transfers by families headed by male and female immigrants and those headed by native-born Americans. The ... More


Household Wealth in Latin America

Florencia Torche and Seymour Spilerman

in Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548880
eISBN:
9780191720765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548880.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

This study provides a descriptive analysis of wealth ownership and wealth inequality in Latin American countries, using diverse published sources and primary data analysis for sixteen nations. This ... More


Child Labour, Education, and Saving

Alessandro Cigno and Furio Camillo Rosati

in The Economics of Child Labour

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199264452
eISBN:
9780191602511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264457.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Parental decisions regarding the allocation between school and work of the time of school-age children, and about the accumulation of human capital and conventional assets, are crucially affected by ... More


Wealth Accumulation by Age Cohort: The Role of Savings, Capital Gains, and Intergenerational Transfers

Edward N. Wolff

in Inheriting Wealth in America: Future Boom or Bust?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199353958
eISBN:
9780190224707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199353958.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Chapter 5 makes use of the so-called indirect method discussed in the literature review to analyze the role of inheritances and other intergenerational transfers on the wealth accumulation of ... More


A new look at grandparenting

Sara Arber and Virpi Timonen

in Contemporary grandparenting: Changing family relationships in global contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429681
eISBN:
9781447307624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429681.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This introductory chapter of Contemporary Grandparenting provides an overview of the main themes, arguments and frameworks that research on grandparents has yielded, highlighting how the book ... More


Background Material

Edward N. Wolff

in Inheriting Wealth in America: Future Boom or Bust?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199353958
eISBN:
9780190224707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199353958.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The chapter first presents an overview of the pertinent literature on inheritances and gifts. Both theoretical and empirical literature on the subject are reviewed. In the second part, an overview is ... More


Aging: Retirement, Health, and the Generational Bargain

Charles S. Pearson

in On the Cusp: From Population Boom to Bust

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190223915
eISBN:
9780190223946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190223915.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter approaches aging from three perspectives: intergenerational transfers, retirement (pensions), and health care. The first is a semi-formal system in which working age generations make ... More


Conclusions: the grandparents’ century?

Virpi Timonen

in Grandparenting Practices around the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447340645
eISBN:
9781447340690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340645.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter contains reflections on the notion that the 21st century could be called the ‘grandparents’ century’. This is a reference to the prediction that, by the middle of this century, there ... More


Father, Son, and Farm Succession

Sonya Salamon

in Prairie Patrimony: Family, Farming, and Community in the Midwest

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807845530
eISBN:
9781469616094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807845530.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents agricultural folklore that says that for a man to enter farming he must either inherit land or marry it. The grass roots wisdom about farming entry acknowledges that a family ... More


Introduction

David A. Wise

in Developments in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903354
eISBN:
9780226903361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903361.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book is the eleventh is a series of NBER volumes emerging from an ongoing research program on the economics of aging. The contributions in this volume are organized into four topic areas: ... More


A Typology of Family Farming Patterns

Sonya Salamon

in Prairie Patrimony: Family, Farming, and Community in the Midwest

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807845530
eISBN:
9781469616094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807845530.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter emphasizes the importance of land in farming. Land is of such importance within an agrarian social system that whoever owns it has power over family and community members, especially ... More


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