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dc.contributor.authorVolland, Benjaminen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-29en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-24T15:44:14Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-24T15:44:14Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57543-
dc.description.abstractThe present paper analyzes intergenerational correlations in leisure time use between parents and their adult children in order to gain an understanding of the importance of genetics and early childhood learning mechanisms in preference formation. Data from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) is used to regress time use choices of children on the behavior of their parents after the former have left to form their own household. A principal component analysis on eight time use items reveals two identifiable components, associated with personal leisure time use outside the home, and voluntary work. Estimations find substantial and significant correlations for both components, but suggest that the variance in filial behavior explained by the variance in parental behavior is limited, ranging from 17% to 32% for personal leisure time use, and from 2% to 7% for voluntary work. Moreover we provide evidence that direct transmission of parental preferences to their children accounts for roughly 20% of the observable similarity between the two generations. These results are robust to a wide array of robustness checks, including changes in estimation technique, model specification, and data restrictions, and suggest that these correlations can be ascribed to preference transmission from parental to filial generation rather than to coordination between generations. Aside from adding to the growing economic literature on preference transmission models, it also provides empirical support for the strong impact of non-parental sources of preferences formation, voiced particularly in models of dual inheritance.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMax-Planck-Inst. für Ökonomik Jenaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPapers on economics and evolution 1205en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordintergenerational transmission of preferencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordpreference dynamicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordtime useen_US
dc.subject.keywordrelative importanceen_US
dc.subject.stwZeitverwendungen_US
dc.subject.stwGenerationenbeziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwPräferenztheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleThe vertical transmission of time use choicesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn68947721Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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