Resource Allocations within Families

  • Shinji Yamashige
Part of the Advances in Japanese Business and Economics book series (AJBE, volume 16)


In this chapter, we analyze resource allocation within families, especially the transfer of resources between parents and children. What is the difference between a parent-children relationship and an ordinary relationship between humans? It can be explained by love or the “altruism” of parents towards their children. Parents’ altruism towards their children can be well understood from the biological and evolutionary viewpoints.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of International and Public PolicyHitotsubashi UniversityKunitachiJapan

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