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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 ZBW - German National Library of Economics in its journal EconStor Open Access Articles.

Volume (Year): (2012-03)
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Pages: 335-337

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Handle: RePEc:zbw:espost:67440

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

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  1. Björklund, Anders & Jäntti, Markus, 2012. "How important is family background for labor-economic outcomes?," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 465-474.
  2. Schnitzlein, Daniel D., 2011. "How important is cultural background for the level of intergenerational mobility?," IWQW Discussion Paper Series 06/2011, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institut für Wirtschaftspolitik und Quantitative Wirtschaftsforschung (IWQW).
  3. 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.
  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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