Allocating Public and Private Resources across Generations

Riding the Age Waves—Volume 2

  • Anne H. Gauthier
  • C. Y. Cyrus Chu
  • Shripad Tuljapurkar

Part of the International Studies In Population book series (ISIP, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. C. Y. Cyrus Chu, Ruoh-Rong Yu
    Pages 39-61
  3. I-Fen Lin, Noreen Goldman, Maxine Weinstein, Yu-Hsuan Lin
    Pages 63-87
  4. Marcus W. Feldman, Shripad Tuljapurkar, Shuzhuo Li, Xiaoyi Jin, Nan Li
    Pages 139-162
  5. Cem Mete, T. Paul Schultz
    Pages 163-200
  6. Mark D. Hayward, Eileen M. Crimmins, Zhenmei Zhang
    Pages 227-242
  7. Robert Schoen, Stefan Jonsson
    Pages 279-290
  8. Juha M. Alho, Reijo Vanne
    Pages 291-303
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 305-308

About this book


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.


Demographic Changes Demographic change Demographic transition Demography Nation education

Editors and affiliations

  • Anne H. Gauthier
    • 1
  • C. Y. Cyrus Chu
    • 2
  • Shripad Tuljapurkar
    • 3
  1. 1.University of CalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Institute of EconomicsAcademia SinicaTaiwan
  3. 3.Stanford UniversityUSA

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