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Title:The impact of parental education on earnings: new wine in an old bottle? PDF Logo
Authors:Hudson, John
Sessions, John G.
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 4171
Abstract:We examine the impact of parental education on the shape of an individual's experience-earnings profile. A number of factors suggest that parental education will affect the ability of an individual to translate labor market experience into earnings. Our empirical analysis of US data suggests that this is indeed the case. Higher parental education shifts the earnings profile significantly to the left - the profile of individuals with parents who both have 15 years of education peaks at 16 years of experience when their wages are 52% (24%) greater than those whose parents both have only 5 (10) years of education.
Subjects:Parental education
human capital
earnings
JEL:J30
J31
J33
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2009060830
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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