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Challenges to Comparative Research on Intergenerational Transfers

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Download PDF versionHermalin, Albert. 2000. "Challenges to Comparative Research on Intergenerational Transfers." Elderly in Asia Report No. 00-56. August 2000.

Intergenerational transfers are complex processes involving a potentially large number of participants and a range of content, often subsumed as space, time, or money. Identifying the matrix of providers and recipients associated with each "currency" and distinguishing past from current flows and direct from indirect transfers, pose considerable challenge to any survey instrument. This paper proposes an organizational framework for this multidimensionality and then reviews some of the strategies that have been employed by several surveys in East and Southeast Asia to measure key elements of the process.

Dataset(s): Survey of Health and Living Status of the Elderly in Taiwan: Taiwan, 1989, 1996. Philippine Elderly Survey: Philippines, 1996. Survey of the Elderly in Thailand: Thailand, 1995. National Survey of Senior Citizens: Singapore, 1994.

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