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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, 2011. "Impatience among Preschool Children and their Mothers," IZA Discussion Papers 6247, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  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, 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, 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, Elsevier, vol. 117(3), pages 770-773.

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