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De invloed van Europese verzorgingsstaten op financiële overdrachten binnen families: een benadering op microniveau

Schenk, N. and Dykstra, P.A. and Maas, I. (2009) De invloed van Europese verzorgingsstaten op financiële overdrachten binnen families: een benadering op microniveau. Mens en Maatschappij, 84, 249-278. ISSN 0025-9454.

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Abstract

This article integrates sociological and economical theory to provide a comprehensive explanation for why parents send money to particular children, and tests more explicit hypotheses on how differences in welfare state provisions can explain divergent patterns between countries. The spending on various welfare domains as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product is used to determine whether inter-generational solidarity is shaped by welfare state provisions. We use data from the Survey of Health and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) to analyse the influence of welfare state provisions on the likelihood of intergenerational transfers in ten European countries. The results indicate that parental resources and reciprocity expectations as well as children's need are important determinants of monetary transfers. Although differences between countries are found, they do not seem to justify the distinct division between "the three worlds of welfare" often used in sociological work.

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Ned. Interdisc. Demografisch Instituut (NIDI)
ID Code:7541
Deposited On:29 Sep 2009 02:00
Last Modified:10 Aug 2011 15:12

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