Journal Article Measuring Intergenerational Financial Support: Analysis of Two Cross-National Surveys
Tom Emery, Stipica Mudrazija
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This paper explores whether instruments that measure intergenerational financial transfers are sensitive to various methodological parameters (e.g., prompts, reference period, and respondent identity). We compare data from the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), and the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) using propensity score matching to identify which survey reports the most transfers and whether these differences are stable across subgroups. We also use SHARE and the GGP to examine whether variations in the reference period or asking the transfer giver or receiver affects the level of behavior reported.

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Research Areas Health and health care Aging and retirement Families
Tags Economic well-being Family and household data Family care and support Retirement policy Social determinants of health
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center