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Assortative Mating and Family Links in Permanent Earnings

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  • Lillard, L-A
  • Kilburn, M-R

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This paper provides a number of new results regarding the contribution of family background to individual permanent earnings. First, we show that sibling correlations include a gender-neutral family component associated with having the same parents and gender-specific components shared by only same-sex siblings.

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  • Lillard, L-A & Kilburn, M-R, 1997. "Assortative Mating and Family Links in Permanent Earnings," Papers 97-02, RAND - Labor and Population Program.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:randlp:97-02
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    1. Aughinbaugh, Alison, 2000. "Reapplication and extension: intergenerational mobility in the United States," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 7(6), pages 785-796, November.
    2. Afonso, Óscar, 2016. "Effects of labour-market institutions on employment, wages, R&D intensity and growth in 27 OECD countries: From theory to practice," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 53(C), pages 48-62.

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    Keywords

    INCOME DISTRIBUTION ; FAMILY ENVIRONMENT ; DEMOGRAPHY;

    JEL classification:

    • J17 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Value of Life; Foregone Income

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