The Resource Are Americans and Indians More Altruistic than the Japanese and Chinese? Evidence from a New International Survey of Bequest Plans, Charles Yuji Horioka, (electronic resource)

Are Americans and Indians More Altruistic than the Japanese and Chinese? Evidence from a New International Survey of Bequest Plans, Charles Yuji Horioka, (electronic resource)

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Are Americans and Indians More Altruistic than the Japanese and Chinese? Evidence from a New International Survey of Bequest Plans
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Are Americans and Indians More Altruistic than the Japanese and Chinese? Evidence from a New International Survey of Bequest Plans
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Charles Yuji Horioka
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eng
Summary
This paper discusses three alternative assumptions concerning household preferences (altruism, self-interest, and a desire for dynasty building) and shows that these assumptions have very different implications for bequest motives and bequest division. After reviewing some of the literature on actual bequests, bequest motives, and bequest division, the paper presents data on the strength of bequest motives, stated bequest motives, and bequest division plans from a new international survey conducted in China, India, Japan, and the United States. It finds striking inter-country differences in bequest plans, with the bequest plans of Americans and Indians appearing to be much more consistent with altruistic preferences than those of the Japanese and Chinese and the bequest plans of the Japanese and Chinese appearing to be much more consistent with selfish preferences than those of Americans and Indians. These findings have important implications for the efficacy and desirability of stimulative fiscal policies, public pensions, and inheritance taxes
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Horioka, Charles Yuji
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non fiction
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National Bureau of Economic Research
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NBER working paper series
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no. w20158
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specialized
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Are Americans and Indians More Altruistic than the Japanese and Chinese? Evidence from a New International Survey of Bequest Plans, Charles Yuji Horioka, (electronic resource)
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May 2014
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Are Americans and Indians More Altruistic than the Japanese and Chinese? Evidence from a New International Survey of Bequest Plans, Charles Yuji Horioka, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
May 2014
Control code
ssj0001214418
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001214418
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe [Acrobat] Reader required for PDF files
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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