Intergenerational Persistence of Industry of Employment in India
AbstractThis paper studies the intergenerational persistence of industry in India. Using data from a nationally representative sample, we find that 62% young Indian men are employed in the same industry where their fathers are also employed. A set of simulations that assign young men randomly across industries is run to study the persistence in counterfactual population. We use a probit model to estimate the effect of education, and a set of family background variables on intergenerational persistence. Higher education is found to be associated with lower persistence. Ownership of productive assets exerts important non-linear effect on intergenerational transmission of industry. We also find substantial evidence of influence of father’s network and assortative mating on son’s choice of industry.
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Date of creation: 2013
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Intergenerational persistence; Employment; Education; India;
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- C2 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables
- I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
- J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General
- J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers
- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
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