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Parental education, labor market experience and earnings: New wine in an old bottle?

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  • Hudson, John
  • Sessions, John G.

Evidence from US data suggests that increases in parental education significantly steepen the slope of male experience–earnings profiles during early career years, other things equal.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 113 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 112-115

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:113:y:2011:i:2:p:112-115
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.05.053
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  1. Murphy, Kevin M & Welch, Finis, 1990. "Empirical Age-Earnings Profiles," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 8(2), pages 202-229, April.
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  7. Ermisch, John & Francesconi, Marco, 2001. "Family Matters: Impacts of Family Background on Educational Attainments," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 68(270), pages 137-156, May.
  8. Sarah Brown & John G. Sessions, 2006. "Some Evidence on the Relationship between Performance-Related Pay and the Shape of the Experience-Earnings Profile," Southern Economic Journal, Southern Economic Association, vol. 72(3), pages 660-676, January.
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