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Assessing Intergenerational Earnings Persistence among German Workers

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  • Philipp Eisenhauer
  • Friedhelm Pfeiffer

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In this study we assess the relationship between father and son earnings among (West) German Workers. To reduce the lifecycle and attenuation bias a novel sampling procedure is developed and applied to the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) 1984-2006. Our preferred point estimate indicates an intergenerational earnings elasticity of 1/3 .

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Paper provided by DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) in its series SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research with number 134.

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Length: 27 + Anh. p.
Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:diw:diwsop:diw_sp134

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Keywords: Intergenerational Mobility; Lifecycle; Permanent Earnings; Wages;

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  1. Kosse, Fabian & Pfeiffer, Friedhelm, 2012. "Impatience among preschool children and their mothers," ZEW Discussion Papers 12-001, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  2. Daniel D. Schnitzlein, 2009. "Struktur und Ausmaß der intergenerationalen Einkommensmobilität in Deutschland," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Department of Statistics and Economics, vol. 229(4), pages 450-466, August.
  3. Thomas Cornelissen & Uwe Jirjahn & Georgi Tsertsvadze, 2008. "Parental Background and Earnings: German Evidence on Direct and Indirect Relationship," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Department of Statistics and Economics, vol. 228(5+6), pages 554-572, December.
  4. Chau, Tak Wai, 2012. "Intergenerational income mobility revisited: Estimation with an income dynamic model with heterogeneous age profile," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(3), pages 770-773.

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