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Inheritance and Wealth in America : The Language of Science - Robert K. Miller

Inheritance and Wealth in America

The Language of Science

By: Robert K. Miller (Editor), Stephen J. McNamee (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1997
ISBN: 9780306456527
Number Of Pages: 226

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Inheritance and Wealth in America is a superb collection of original essays, written in nontechnical language by experts in sociology, economics, anthropology, history, law, and other disciplines. Notable chapters provide - an outstanding interpretative history of inheritance in American legal thought - a critical review of the literature on the economics of inheritance at the household and societal levels - a superb history of Federal taxation of wealth transfers, and - a sociological examination of inheritance and its role in class reproduction and stratification. This groundbreaking work is of value to any researcher dealing with the transmission of wealth and privilege across generations.

The Inheritance of Wealth in Americap. 1
Inheritance in American Legal Thoughtp. 23
Economics of Inheritancep. 45
Federal Taxation of Inheritance and Wealth Transfersp. 61
Women and Inheritance in America: Virginia and New York as a Case Study, 1700-1860p. 91
Ethnicity and Inheritancep. 119
Why Should Men Leave Great Fortunes to Their Children? Dynasty and Inheritance in Americap. 139
Will Contests: Legacies of Aging and Social Changep. 173
Inheritance and Stratificationp. 193
Indexp. 215
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ISBN: 9780306456527
ISBN-10: 0306456524
Series: The Language of Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 30th November 1997
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48