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How important is cultural background for the level of intergenerational mobility?

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  • Schnitzlein, Daniel D.

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Using results on brother correlations of different groups of second generation immigrants based on administrative data from Denmark, this note analyzes the role of cultural background in the determination of the level of intergenerational mobility. The estimated correlations indicate that cultural background is not an important factor for the level of intergenerational mobility. --

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Paper provided by Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institut für Wirtschaftspolitik und Quantitative Wirtschaftsforschung (IWQW) in its series IWQW Discussion Paper Series with number 06/2011.

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Keywords: Intergenerational mobility; Sibling correlations;

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  1. Schnitzlein, Daniel D., 2012. "How important is cultural background for the level of intergenerational mobility?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 114(3), pages 335-337.
  2. Schnitzlein, Daniel D., 2011. "How important is the family? Evidence from sibling correlations in permanent earnings in the US, Germany and Denmark," IWQW Discussion Paper Series 05/2011, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institut für Wirtschaftspolitik und Quantitative Wirtschaftsforschung (IWQW).
  3. Anneke Kosse & David-Jan Jansen, 2011. "Choosing how to pay: the influence of home country habits," DNB Working Papers, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department 328, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.
  4. Björklund, Anders & Jäntti, Markus, 2012. "How important is family background for labor-economic outcomes?," Labour Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 465-474.

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