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How important is cultural background for the level of intergenerational mobility?

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  • Schnitzlein, Daniel D.

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Based on brother correlations in permanent earnings for different groups of second generation immigrants, the findings in this paper indicate that cultural background is not a major determinant of the level of intergenerational economic mobility.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 114 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 335-337

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:114:y:2012:i:3:p:335-337

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Keywords: Intergenerational mobility; Sibling correlations; Family background; Equality of opportunities;

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Cited by:
  1. Schnitzlein, Daniel D., 2011. "How important is cultural background for the level of intergenerational mobility?," Working Papers 11-12, University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics.
  2. Anneke Kosse & David-Jan Jansen, 2011. "Choosing how to pay: the influence of home country habits," DNB Working Papers 328, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.
  3. Björklund, Anders & Jäntti, Markus, 2012. "How important is family background for labor-economic outcomes?," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 465-474.
  4. Daniel Schnitzlein, 2014. "How important is the family? Evidence from sibling correlations in permanent earnings in the USA, Germany, and Denmark," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, vol. 27(1), pages 69-89, January.

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