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Title Allocating public and private resources across generations : riding the age waves - volume 2 / edited by Anne H. Gauthier, C.Y. Cyrus Chu, Shripad Tuljapurkar
Published Dordrecht ; London : Springer, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 308 pages) : illustrations
Series International studies in population ; v. 3
International studies in population ; v. 3.
Contents Substitution and Substitutability: The Effects of Kin Availability on Intergenerational Transfers in Malawi -- Kinship Networks and Intergenerational Transfers -- Stability and Change in Patterns of Intergenerational Transfers in Taiwan -- Demographic Events and the Timing of Monetary Transfers: Some Evidence from Germany -- Maternal Coresidence and Contact: Evidence from Cross-National Surveys -- Son Preference, Marriage, and Intergenerational Transfer in Rural China -- Health and Labour-Force Participation of the Elderly in Taiwan -- Social Expenditures on Children and the Elderly in OECD Countries, 1980-1995: Shifting Allocations, Changing Needs -- Consequences of Educational Change for the Burden of Chronic Health Problems in the Population -- Effects of Changing Age Structure and Intergenerational Transfers on Patterns of Consumption and Saving -- Some Intergenerational Transfer Implications of Birth Fluctuations -- On Stochastic Generational Accounting
Summary In rapidly industrializing countries, demographic changes continue to have significant effects on the well-being of individuals and families, and as aggregate human and financial capital. These effects may be analyzed in terms of inter-generational transfers of time, money, goods, and services. The chapters in this volume greatly develop our understanding of the nature and measurement of transfers, their motives and mechanisms, and their macro-level dimensions, especially in the context of demographic transitions. The chapters include original empirical analyses of datasets from some twenty countries taking the reader beyond the American context in order to test the applicability of some of the theories developed on the basis of American data. They extend the traditional analysis of inter-generational transfers by examining different types of transfers, namely goods, money, assets, time, co-residence and visits. Furthermore, the chapters go beyond the study of traditional parent - child transfers to examine transfers to kins and the bi-directionality of transfers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Demographic transition -- Congresses
Age distribution (Demography) -- Congresses
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Demography.
Demographic transition.
Population policy.
Age distribution (Demography) -- Economic aspects.
Sciences sociales.
Sciences humaines.
Age distribution (Demography)
Demographic transition.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Gauthier, Anne Hélène
Chu, C. Y. Cyrus
Tuljapurkar, Shripad, 1951-
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population.
ISBN 9781402044816