International Studies in Population

Allocating Public and Private Resources across Generations

Riding the Age Waves - Volume 2

Editors: Gauthier, Anne H., Chu, C.Y. Cyrus, Tuljapurkar, Shripad (Eds.)

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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.

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"The subject of this particular volume is intergenerational transfers as a key determinant of individual well-being. … This is, I am sure, exciting reading for those engaged in this type of studies … . This type of anthology may serve as important reference literature for specialists as it is clearly filled with high-quality contributions … . Each of the chapters would probably be publishable in an international field journal where the readership really can appreciate the fine points." (Thomas Lindh, European Journal of Population, Vol. 24, 2008)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Substitution and Substitutability: The Effects of Kin Availability on Intergenerational Transfers in Malawi

    Weinreb, Alexander A.

    Pages 13-38

  • Kinship Networks and Intergenerational Transfers

    Chu, C. Y. Cyrus (et al.)

    Pages 39-61

  • Stability and Change in Patterns of Intergenerational Transfers in Taiwan

    Lin, I-Fen (et al.)

    Pages 63-87

  • Demographic Events and the Timing of Monetary Transfers: Some Evidence from Germany

    Bhaumik, Sumon Kumar

    Pages 89-115

  • Maternal Coresidence and Contact: Evidence from Cross-National Surveys

    Treas, Judith (et al.)

    Pages 117-137

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Allocating Public and Private Resources across Generations
Book Subtitle
Riding the Age Waves - Volume 2
Editors
  • Anne H. Gauthier
  • C.Y. Cyrus Chu
  • Shripad Tuljapurkar
Series Title
International Studies in Population
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4481-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-4481-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4480-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4790-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 308
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