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Title:Intergenerational mobility, human capital transmission and the earnings of second-generation immigrants in Sweden PDF Logo
Authors:Hammarstedt, Mats
Palme, Mårten
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 1943
Abstract:We compare the intergenerational earnings mobility of immigrants with natives in Sweden. We find an overall convergence in average earnings between immigrants and natives. This convergence hides a divergence in average earnings between groups of immigrants with different ethnic origins. We find that, on average, immigrants have a lower intergenerational earnings mobility, also (on average) within groups with similar ethnic backgrounds. Immigrants with a relatively low intergenerational earnings mobility increased their average earnings more in the second generation, thereby supporting the idea that low intergenerational earnings mobility can be interpreted as a high degree of intergenerational transmission of human capital.
Subjects:intergenerational income mobility
intergenerational earnings correlation
Becker-Tomes model
ethnic capital
JEL:J15
J24
J61
J62
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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