The Effect of Family Background on Occupational Choice
In this paper, individual data from the Keio Household Panel Survey (KHPS) are used to investigate the effect of father's occupation and parents' years of schooling on the children's occupational choice in Japan. The estimation results indicate that children tend to choose the same occupation as their father with this being especially true for males. Parents' education does not affect children's occupational choice directly, but appears to have an indirect effect on children's occupational choice through children's education. Copyright 2007 The Author. Journal compilation CEIS, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2007.
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Volume (Year): 21 (2007)
Issue (Month): 4-5 (December)
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