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Effects of Education on the Intergenerational Transmission of Labor Income in Mexico

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  • Jorge N. Valero-Gil

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    (Facultad de Economia, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon)

  • Jose A. Tijerina-Guajardo

    (Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon)

Abstract

This paper studies the relationship between the labor market earnings of parents and their children, with a particular emphasis on education. We incorporate heterogeneity of levels of income in two ways: first, by examining the transmission mechanism of family income by grouping households according to income levels. Second, we use quantile regressions to evaluate how the earnings distribution changes over time. For this purpose, we use hourly earnings of the household head and decompose it into the estimated hourly earnings and a residual.

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Article provided by Eastern Economic Association in its journal Eastern Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 28 (2002)
Issue (Month): 3 (Summer)
Pages: 381-392

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Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:28:y:2002:i:3:p:381-392

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  1. Binzel, Christine, 2011. "Decline in Social Mobility: Unfulfilled Aspirations among Egypt's Educated Youth," IZA Discussion Papers 6139, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Binzel, Christine & Carvalho, Jean-Paul, 2013. "Education, Social Mobility and Religious Movements: A Theory of the Islamic Revival in Egypt," IZA Discussion Papers 7259, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Nguyen, Anh & Getinet, Haile, 2003. "Intergenerational mobility in educational and occupational status: evidence from the U.S," MPRA Paper 1383, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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