Private Intergenerational Transfers and Population Aging

The German Case

  • Erik Lüth

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Erik Lüth
    Pages 1-4
  3. Erik Lüth
    Pages 143-146
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 147-188

About this book


In the forthcoming decades the industrialized countries will experience a demographic transition that is unprecedented in history. While the transition's impact on public pension schemes has extensively been examined, its implication for private intergenerational transfers has gone almost unnoticed by the literature. This study attempts to make up for that gap in the literature. It gives a comprehensive overview of private transfer patterns in Germany, extends the methodology of generational accounting to include private intergenerational transfers, and presents a computable general equilibrium model that for the first time allows to analyze various bequest motives in a unified framework.


Demographic transition Demographics Generational Accounting Population Aging Population Economics Private Intergenerational Transfers

Authors and affiliations

  • Erik Lüth
    • 1
  1. 1.International Monetray FundUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1402-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57588-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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