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Author Conference on Research in Income and Wealth.

Title Modeling the distribution and intergenerational transmission of wealth / edited by James D. Smith
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1980
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 336 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in income and wealth ; v. 46
Studies in income and wealth ; 46
Contents 7. The Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth: Does Family Size Matter?8. Relevance in Economic Measurement: Public Inheritances; List of Contributors; Author Index; Subject Index
Summary This pioneering volume uses modern statistical and simulation techniques to explain the process of wealth transmission and the persistent problem of the unequal distribution of wealth. These papers reflect a shift from the traditional cross-sectional measurement to an intertemporal focus by attempting to model mathematically the actual process by which wealth is acquired and transmitted. There are many questions to be answered: What are the factors influencing saving? What is the role of mating? What decides ownership between spouses? How are rare assets distributed by divorce? What are the pa
Analysis Inheritance and succession United States
Inheritance and succession United States Addresses, essays, lectures
Wealth United States
Wealth United States Addresses, essays, lectures
Notes "Contains the papers presented at the Conference on Modeling the Distribution and Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth held in Williamsburg on 8 and 9 December, 1977."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Inheritance and succession -- United States.
Wealth -- United States.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Smith, James D.
LC no. 80015537
ISBN 0226764605 (electronic bk.)
9780226764603 (electronic bk.)