This report summarises the contents of a one-day international workshop on inheritance and the intergenerational transmission of poverty which took place at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) on 11 October 2010 and was co-hosted by ODI and the Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC). The workshop presented new empirical research commissioned by the CPRC to an invited audience of researchers and representatives of civil society and international development agency staff. Its aim was to explore the role of asset inheritance in the intergenerational transmission of differential levels of wealth and poverty, to better understand the mechanisms underpinning transmission and to identify ways in which policy and interventions can support equity in asset inheritance. Summaries of presentations and discussions are presented.
Inheritance and the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty, Overseas Development Institute, London, 11 October 2010. 35 pp.