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dc.contributor.authorGrönqvist, Eriken_US
dc.contributor.authorÖckert, Björnen_US
dc.contributor.authorVlachos, Jonasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-27T09:29:25Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-27T09:29:25Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/45738-
dc.description.abstractWe study the intergenerational transmission of cognitive and non-cognitive abilities between parents and sons using population-wide enlistment data. Conscripts are evaluated at the same age and with comparable methods across cohorts, and we correct for measurement error bias in fathers' ability measures by using their brothers' abilities as instruments. The uncle instrument is supported by a host of validity tests. This strategy also enables us to predict mothers' abilities. Our results suggest that previous estimates of intergenerational ability correlations are biased downwards; in particular for non-cognitive skills. When this bias is corrected for the non-cognitive correlation is close to that of cognitive abilities. Using predicted abilities, we further find the mother-son cognitive ability correlation to be stronger than the father-son correlation. Finally, educational attainment and labor market outcomes of both sons and daughters are found to be strongly related to both parents' cognitive and non-cognitive abilities.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInst. for Labour Market Policy Evaluation Uppsalaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2010:12en_US
dc.subject.jelI0en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordIntergenerational ability correlationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordcognitive abilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordnon-cognitive abilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordmeasurement error biasen_US
dc.subject.stwKognitive Fähigkeitenen_US
dc.subject.stwPersönlichkeitspsychologieen_US
dc.subject.stwGenerationenbeziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwElternen_US
dc.subject.stwMütteren_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwJungenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwedenen_US
dc.titleThe intergenerational transmission of cognitive and non-cognitive abilitiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn640475361en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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