Almost 30 years have passed since I introduced the concept of "net intergenerational wealth flows" in a PDR essay, "Toward a restatement of demographic transition theory." A great deal of research has been published since then, and accordingly an update is needed. That research suggests the following propositions. Immediately before fertility transition, children's farm labor may not quite offset their consumption, although much depends on how far into adulthood they continue to perform at...[Show more]
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