Consumption and the extended family
Choi, HwaJung, K. McGarry, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2016. "Consumption and the extended family." Economics Letters, 140: 34-38.
This study examines whether resources of the extended family influence consumption. Extending prior tests on just food consumption to total consumption, little to no evidence is found in support of the strict definition of altruism among related households. However, resources of the extended family / dynasty do affect one's own consumption.