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Inheritance in Contemporary America: The Social Dimensions of Giving across Generations

The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008

Angel, Jacqueline L.

With the baby boom generation on the cusp of retirement, life expectancies on the rise, and the nation’s cultural makeup in flux, the United States is faced with social and policy quandaries that demand attention. In Inheritance in Contemporary America, Jacqueline L. Angel tackles the complex legal, policy, and emotional issues that surround bequests and inheritances in an era of increasing longevity, broadening ethnicity, and unraveling social safety nets.

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