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dc.contributor.authorLindahl, Mikaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorPalme, Mårtenen_US
dc.contributor.authorSandgren Massih, Sofiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSjögren, Annaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-21en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:53:18Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:53:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201208065450-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58779-
dc.description.abstractMost previous studies of intergenerational transmission of human capital are restricted to two generations - parents and their children. In this study we use a Swedish data set which enables us link individual measures of lifetime earnings for three generations and data on educational attainments of four generations. We investigate to what extent estimates based on income data from two generations accurately predicts earnings persistence beyond two generations. We also do a similar analysis for intergenerational persistence in educational attainments. We find two-generation studies to severely under-predict intergenerational persistence in earnings and educational attainment over three generations. Finally, we use our multigenerational data on educational attainment to estimate the structural parameters in the Becker-Tomes model. Our results suggest a small or no causal effect of parental education on children's educational attainment.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6463en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ62en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordintergenerational income mobilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordhuman capital transmissionen_US
dc.subject.keywordmultigenerational income mobilityen_US
dc.subject.stwLebenseinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwHumankapitalen_US
dc.subject.stwGenerationenbeziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwedenen_US
dc.titleThe intergenerational persistence of human capital: An empirical analysis of four generationsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn715927221en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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