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Intergenerational mobility and interraical inequality:the return to family values

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  • Mason, Patrick

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This paper investigates two questions. First, what is the relative importance of the components of childhood family environment—parental values versus parental class status—for young adult economic outcomes? Second, are interracial differences in labor market outcomes fully explained by differences in family environment? We find that both family values and family class status affect intergenerational mobility and inter-racial inequality. Consideration of racial differences in parental values and class status alters but does not eliminate the impact of race on the labor market outcomes of young adults.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 11327.

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Date of creation: 2007
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Publication status: Published in Intergenerational mobility and interraical inequality:the return to family values 1.46(2007): pp. 51-80
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:11327

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Keywords: intergenerational mobility; racial inequality; racial discrimination; values; behavior; social capital; socioeconomic status; African American; black American; culture; family;

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  1. Nekby, Lena & Rödin, Magnus, 2010. "Acculturation identity and employment among second and middle generation immigrants," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 31(1), pages 35-50, February.
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  4. Claudia Senik & Thierry Verdier, 2007. "Segregation, entrepreneurship and work values: the case of France," PSE Working Papers halshs-00587718, HAL.

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