The Role of Intergenerational Transfers and Life Cycle Saving in the Accumulation of Wealth
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AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to review what economists know at present about the following question: How large a portion of the existing wealth is the result of a bequest motive, that is, of accumulation for the specific purpose of leaving bequests? But first I will clarify why an answer to this question is of interest.
CitationModigliani, Franco. 1988. "The Role of Intergenerational Transfers and Life Cycle Saving in the Accumulation of Wealth." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2 (2): 15-40. DOI: 10.1257/jep.2.2.15
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