Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/106945
Authors: 
Schnitzlein, Daniel D.
Year of Publication: 
Jan-2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] Journal of Population Economics [ISSN:] 0933-1433 [Volume:] 27 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 69-89
Abstract: 
This paper is the first to analyze the impact of family background on permanent earnings based on sibling correlations in Germany and to provide a cross-country comparison of Germany, Denmark, and USA. The main findings are that family and community background has a stronger influence on permanent earnings in Germany than in Denmark, and a comparable influence is found in USA. This holds true for both male and female siblings. A deeper analysis of Germany shows that family background also plays an important role in explaining variations in family income, wages, education, and risk attitudes.
Subjects: 
Sibling correlations
Intergenerational mobility
REML
Germany
SOEP
JEL: 
D1
D3
J62
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Additional Information: 
The final publication is available at www.springerlink.com: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00148-013-0468-6
Document Type: 
Article

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