Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-52372
Bruhin, Adrian; Winkelmann, Rainer (2008). Happiness Functions with Preference Interdependence and Heterogeneity: The Case of Altruism within the Family. Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute No. 702, University of Zurich.
This study investigates the prevalence and extent of altruism by examining the relationship between parents' and their adult children's subjective well-being in a data set extracted from the German Socio-Economic Panel. In order to segregate the share of parents with altruistic preferences from those who are selfish, we estimate a finite mixture regression model. We control for various sources of potential bias by taking advantage of the data's panel structure. To validate our modeling approach we show that predicted altruists indeed make higher average transfer payments.
|Item Type:||Working Paper|
|Communities & Collections:||03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics|
Working Paper Series > Socioeconomic Institute (former)
|JEL Classification:||C23, D64|
|Deposited On:||29 Nov 2011 22:47|
|Last Modified:||09 Jul 2012 05:04|
|Series Name:||Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute|
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