Heritage: family solidarity or reproduction of inequalities?

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The transmission of family patrimony: a vector of inequalities?

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By: Emmanuelle Bastide

51 mins

Since the 1970s, enrichment has increasingly been linked to family heritage.

But this inheritance transmission does not benefit everyone.


In France, 50% of inheritances go to 10% of heirs while a large third of the population receives nothing at all.

If inheritance is very unequal, it is taxed less and less in most countries.

The debates around the taxation of inheritance are not new but the health crisis, with the excess savings that it has provoked and the widening socio-economic inequalities that it has brought to light, could well affect them. revive.  

Who are the heirs?

How to rethink the taxation of inheritance without destroying family wishes to pass something on to their children? 

With :

Nicolas Frémeaux

, economist at the University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and author of

The New Heirs

 (Le Seuil, 2018)  

Cécile Guidot

, writer.

Former notary specializing in family law.

Author of 

Les vanités

 (JC Lattès), the last part of a trilogy which portrays a notary.

A focus with

 Nicolas Rocca,

our correspondent in Seoul, on the Lee family, heir to Samsung.

9 billion euros is the sum that the heirs of Lee Kun-hee, former president of the conglomerate, who died in October 2020, must pay South Korean taxes.

A national record in the field of inheritance rights.

Musical programming:


- Dekay 


 - Onipa


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