How Does Intergenerational Wealth Transmission Affect Wealth Concentration?

Posted: 15 Jun 2018 Last revised: 25 Jun 2020

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Laura Feiveson

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

John Sabelhaus

Brookings Institution

Date Written: June, 2018

Abstract

In this note, we seek to establish the role of intergenerational wealth transmission by using the Federal Reserve Board's Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF), which contains extensive information about household balance sheets, intergenerational transfers made and received, and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of respondents.

Suggested Citation

Feiveson, Laura and Sabelhaus, John, How Does Intergenerational Wealth Transmission Affect Wealth Concentration? (June, 2018). FEDS Notes No. 2018-06-01, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3196446 or http://dx.doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.2209

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John Sabelhaus

Brookings Institution ( email )

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