Wills, Inheritance and Families: Wills Inheritance & Families by Janet FinchWills, Inheritance and Families: Wills Inheritance & Families by Janet Finch

Wills, Inheritance and Families: Wills Inheritance & Families

byJanet Finch, Lynn Hayes, Judith Masson

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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The Issue of how assets are distributed after death is of increasing significance for larger numbers of people. In this original and path-breaking study, the authors examine the principle means through which people plan to dispose of their assets after death: by the use of wills. By offeringan empirical study of 800 English wills, the book identifies significant patterns of bequeathing among a cross-section of the population, and not just among those sections of society who enjoy substantial wealth. This leads us to focus upon what wills tell us about the family and kin relationships,and upon how people transmit their assets across generations: to their families and to institutions and organizations.
Janet Finch is at Keele University. Judith Masson is at University of Warwick.
Title:Wills, Inheritance and Families: Wills Inheritance & FamiliesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198258348

ISBN - 13:9780198258346

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the work undoubtedly strengthens a weak area of socio-legal research / Elizabeth Kingdom, University of Liverpool / Social and Legal Studies, Vol 8/1