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Giving to family versus giving to the community within and across generations

An Erratum to this article was published on 10 July 2010

Abstract

In this paper, we examine the impact of parental giving on the transfer behavior of adult children to family members and community institutions using unique data from the Indonesian Family Life Surveys. Our findings point to persistence of private transfer networks across generations. In particular, the community transfer decisions of adults living outside origin households are positively influenced by the origin household’s community giving. We also investigate the relationship between household transfers to family and community networks. We find that unobserved heterogeneity in giving to family members and community organizations is positively correlated, suggesting important complementarities between transfer networks.

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Correspondence to Una Okonkwo Osili.

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Responsible editor: Deborah Cobb-Clark

An erratum to this article can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00148-010-0327-7

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Deb, P., Okten, C. & Osili, U.O. Giving to family versus giving to the community within and across generations. J Popul Econ 23, 963–987 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-008-0206-7

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Keywords

  • Family transfers
  • Community institutions
  • Role model effect

JEL Classification

  • O12
  • J13
  • D10