Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126461
Authors: 
Aina, Carmen
Nicoletti, Cheti
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2014-39
Abstract: 
By using university administrative and survey data on Italian graduates, we analyze the transmission of liberal professions from fathers to children. We assess the effect of nepotism and family networking, separately from other transmission channels, on the probability of choosing a degree that gives access to liberal professions, of obtaining a licensing and of starting a liberal profession. The results suggest that the effect of nepotism and networking is irrelevant on the degree choice, modest on the success rate at the licensing exam, but large and significant on the probability to start a liberal profession.
Subjects: 
professional licensing
liberal profession
intergenerational mobility
nepotism
JEL: 
J44
J62
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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