Do Bequests Increase or Decrease Wealth Inequalities?
Charles Horioka ()
ISER Discussion Paper from Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University
This paper finds that individuals in Japan do not leave very significant bequests, that parents often require a quid pro quo for bequests to their children, and that wealthier individuals leave less bequests, meaning that bequests ameliorate wealth inequalities.
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (25) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Journal Article: Do bequests increase or decrease wealth inequalities? (2009)
Working Paper: Do Bequests Increase or Decrease Wealth Inequalities? (2009)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:dpr:wpaper:0729
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in ISER Discussion Paper from Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Fumiko Matsumoto ().