American Economic Review: Vol. 92 No. 4 (September 2002)

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Geography of the Family

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Konrad, Kai A., Harald Künemund, Kjell Erik Lommerud, and Julio R. Robledo. 2002. "Geography of the Family ." American Economic Review, 92(4): 981-998.

DOI: 10.1257/00028280260344551

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We study the residential choice of siblings who are altruistic towards their parents. The firstborn child's location choice influences the behavior of the second-born child and can shift some of the burden of providing care for the parents from one child to the other. These strategic considerations lead to an equilibrium location pattern with firstborn children locating further away from their parents than second-born children. We also analyze the location choices empirically using German data. These data confirm our theoretical predictions. (JEL H41, J10)

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Konrad, Kai A.
Künemund, Harald
Lommerud, Kjell Erik
Robledo, Julio R.


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