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Theoretical Models of Inequality Transmission across Multiple Generations

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  • Gary Solon

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Existing theoretical models of intergenerational transmission of socioeconomic status have strong implications for the association of outcomes across multiple generations of a family. These models, however, are highly stylized and do not encompass many plausible avenues for transmission across multiple generations. This paper extends existing models to encompass some of these avenues and draws out empirical implications for the multigenerational persistence of socioeconomic status.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 18790.

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Date of creation: Feb 2013
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Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:18790

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  1. Sweetman, Arthur & van Ours, Jan C., 2014. "Immigration: What about the Children and Grandchildren?," IZA Discussion Papers 7919, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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