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Parental priorities and economic inequality

Author: Mulligan, Casey B. Publisher: University of Chicago Press, 1997.Language: EnglishDescription: 377 p. : Graphs/Ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0226548392Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Parental Priorities and Economic Inequality Contents 1 List of Illustrations List of Tables Acknowledgments The Argument for Parental Priorities ix xiii xv 1 Part 1 Modeling Altruism and Intergenerational Mobility 2 Indifference Curve Diagrams as Models of Parental Priorities 3 Two Models of Opportunity and Intergenerational Mobility 4 How Altruism Is Influenced by Economic Status 5 Taxation and Intergenerational Mobility in the Three Models 13 23 72 137 Part 2 Empirical Arguments for Modeling Altruism 6 The Evolution of Economic Inequality in the United States 7 The Intergenerational Dynamics of Consumption, Earnings, Income, and Wealth 8 Borrowing Constraints and the Persistence of Inequality Part 3 Arguments from Other Disciplines 9 The Biological Origins of Altruism 10 Classical Discussions of Altruism 163 186 220 259 269 Part 4 Other Applications of Endogenous Altruism 11 Intergenerational Altruism and Inequality within the Family 12 Altruism and Giving beyond the Family 13 Altruism and the Principal-Agent Problem 14 Conclusions 277 306 323 332 A Guide to Mathematical Notation References Index 343 349 361

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