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Altruism and beyond : an economic analysis of transfers and exchanges within families and groups, Oded Stark

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Altruism and beyond : an economic analysis of transfers and exchanges within families and groups
Title
Altruism and beyond
Title remainder
an economic analysis of transfers and exchanges within families and groups
Statement of responsibility
Oded Stark
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book employs economic methodology to study the motives for and the repercussions of transfers and exchanges within families, between generations, and within groups. The book shows how the allocative behavior and wellbeing of one family member depend on his altruistic link with another family member, how the timing of the intergenerational transfer of the family productive asset affects the recipient's incentive to engage in human capital formation, and how transfers from an adult to his parents impinge on future transfers to him from his own children. In addition, the book shows that under asymmetric information high-skill migrant workers make transfers to low-skill would-be migrants in order to lure them to stay put, and that under incomplete information a group-specific informational edge - lower recognition costs - results in a superior exchange outcome
  • Finally, altruism, which in the beginning of the book is assumed, is explained: the transmission to or probable acquisition by children of parental traits and the exchange between siblings are shown to result in a stable equilibrium wherein no agent behaves nonaltruistically. The book studies both altruistic and nonaltruistic motives for transfer behavior. In addition, it traces some of the market repercussions of intrafamilial, intergenerational, and intragroup transfers and exchanges
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Stark, Oded
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB71
LC item number
.S777 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oscar Morgenstern memorial lectures
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  • Economics
  • Families
  • Exchange
  • Altruism
  • Wealth
  • Transfer (Law)
Label
Altruism and beyond : an economic analysis of transfers and exchanges within families and groups, Oded Stark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Altruism, transfers, and wellbeing -- The timing of intergenerational transfers: an implication -- An exchange implication of transfers: the demonstration effect -- Transfers by migrants: a strategic motive for remittances -- Exchange with recognition costs: an explanation of migrants' performance -- Intrafamilial transfers and exchanges: forming and sustaining altruism
Control code
32864103
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 142 pages
Isbn
9780521474191
Lccn
95213013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Altruism and beyond : an economic analysis of transfers and exchanges within families and groups, Oded Stark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Altruism, transfers, and wellbeing -- The timing of intergenerational transfers: an implication -- An exchange implication of transfers: the demonstration effect -- Transfers by migrants: a strategic motive for remittances -- Exchange with recognition costs: an explanation of migrants' performance -- Intrafamilial transfers and exchanges: forming and sustaining altruism
Control code
32864103
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 142 pages
Isbn
9780521474191
Lccn
95213013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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