Gauthier, Anne H., Chu, C.Y. Cyrus, Tuljapurkar, Shripad (Eds.)
2007, XIV, 308 p.
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In the 21st century, the populations of the world’s nations will display large and long-lived changes in age structure. Demography will matter in this century not by force of numbers, but by the pressures of waves of age structural change.
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 work here includes 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.
The chapters extend the traditional analysis of inter-generational transfers by examining different types of transfers, namely goods, money, assets, time,
Preface. Acknowledgements. The Authors.- Introduction, Anne H. Gauthier, C.Y. Cyrus Chu and Shripad Tuljapurkar.- Micro-level perspectives. Chapter 1: Substitution and Substitutability: The Effects of Kin Availability on Intergenerational Transfers in Malawi, Alexander A. Weinreb.- Chapter 2: Kinship Networks and Intergenerational Transfers, C.Y. Cyrus Chu and Ruoh-rong Yu.- Chapter 3: Stability and Change in Patterns of Intergenerational Transfers in Taiwan, I-Fen Lin, Noreen Goldman, Maxine Weinstein, and Yu-Hsuan Lin.- Chapter 4: Demographic Events and the Timing of Monetary Transfers: Some Evidence from Germany, Sumon Kumar Bhaumik.- Chapter 5: Maternal Co-residence and Contact: Evidence from Cross-national Surveys, Judith Treas, and Philip N. Cohen.- Chapter 6: Son Preference, Marriage, and Intergenerational Transfer in Rural China, Marcus W. Feldman, Shuzhuo Li, Nan Li, Shripad Tuljapurkar, and Xiaoyi Jin.- Micro-macro and Macro-level perspectives. Chapter 7: Health and Labor Force Participation of the Elderly in Taiwan, Cem Mete and T. Paul Schultz.- Chapter 8: Social Expenditures on Children and the Elderly in OECD Countries, 1980-1995: Shifting Allocations, Changing Needs, Janet C. Gornick.- Chapter 9: Consequences of Educational Change for the Burden of Chronic Health Problems in the Population, Mark D. Hayward, Eileen M. Crimmins and Zhenmei Zhang.- Chapter 10: Effects of Changing Age Structure and Intergenerational Transfers on Patterns of Consumption and Saving, Diane J. Macunovich.- Chapter 11: Some Intergenerational Transfer Implications of Birth Fluctuations, Robert Schoen and Stefan Jonsson.- Chapter 12: On Stochastic Generational Accounting, Juha M. Alho and Reijo Vanne.-