Early-life circumstances and late-life income
This paper aims at evaluating and comparing across European countries the influence of early-life circumstances, like childhood disparities and educational attainments, on incomes in later life. Using life-history data from SHARELIFE, country-specific structural relationships among childhood socio-economic status, education and incomes at the first and the last job are investigated by means of recursive models, controlling for individual covariates. Poorer childhood socio-economic conditions are associated with higher differentials in years of full-time education and higher income inequalities. The extent of these results varies across countries.
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- Pascual, Marta, 2009. "Intergenerational income mobility: The transmission of socio-economic status in Spain," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 31(6), pages 835-846, November.
- Cavapozzi, Danilo & Garrouste, Christelle & Paccagnella, Omar, 2010.
"Childhood, Schooling and Income Inequality,"
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10212, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy.
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