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Published: 23 May 1996

208 Pages | 32 figures & tables

ISBN: 9780198258346

Bookseller Code (06)

Wills, Inheritance, and the Family

Janet Finch, Lynn Hayes, Jennifer Mason, Judith Masson, and Lorraine Wallis

A Clarendon Press Publication

Oxford Socio-Legal Studies

How we distribute our assets after death is no longer a question for a small wealthy section of society: increasing numbers of people must now decide how to structure wills and to bequeath money and possessions across generations, not only to family and kin but also to charities and other institutions. This path-breaking book offers an empirical study of 800 English wills and uses the material to explore what they tell us of contemporary family and kin relationships.


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