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Intergenerational Analysis of Social Interaction

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  • Brown, Sarah

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    (University of Sheffield)

  • McHardy, Jolian

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    (University of Sheffield)

  • Taylor, Karl

    ()
    (University of Sheffield)

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We explore the relationship between the social interaction of parents and their offspring from a theoretical and an empirical perspective. Our theoretical framework establishes possible explanations for the intergenerational transfer of social interaction whereby the social interaction of the parent may influence that of their offspring and vice versa. The empirical evidence, based on four data sets covering Great Britain and the U.S., is supportive of our theoretical priors. We find robust evidence of intergenerational links between the social interaction of parents and their offspring supporting the existence of positive bi-directional intergenerational effects in social interaction.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 5621.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2011
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Publication status: published in: Economics of Education Review, 2014, 40, 43-54
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp5621

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Keywords: intergenerational transfer; social interaction;

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  1. Grönqvist, Erik & Öckert, Björn & Vlachos, Jonas, 2010. "The intergenerational transmission of cognitive and non-cognitive abilities," Working Paper Series 2010:12, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy.

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