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Assortative Mating and Family Links in Permanent Earnings

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  • Lillard, L-A
  • Kilburn, M-R

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This paper provides a number of new results regarding the contribution of family background to individual permanent earnings. First, we show that sibling correlations include a gender-neutral family component associated with having the same parents and gender-specific components shared by only same-sex siblings.

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Paper provided by RAND - Labor and Population Program in its series Papers with number 97-02.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:fth:randlp:97-02

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Keywords: INCOME DISTRIBUTION ; FAMILY ENVIRONMENT ; DEMOGRAPHY;

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  1. Aughinbaugh, Alison, 2000. "Reapplication and extension: intergenerational mobility in the United States," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 7(6), pages 785-796, November.
  2. Tarsicio CastaƱeda & Enrique Aldaz-Carroll, 1999. "The Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty: Some Causes and Policy Implications," IDB Publications 54818, Inter-American Development Bank.

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