Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/200364
Authors: 
Avram, Silvia
Cantó-Sánchez, Olga
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series No. 2017-15
Publisher: 
University of Essex, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), Colchester
Abstract: 
Using EU-SILC data for 2005 and 2011, we compare the role of family background on labour outcomes in three EU countries that experienced large swings in unemployment during this period. We use a multidimensional family background indicator that avoids undesirable cohort effects. Our results suggest that family background affects employment prospects and job quality (hourly wages and contract insecurity), and that human capital formation explains a significant part (but not all) of the family background effects. There is significant cross-national variation in the extent to which human capital can explain the effects of family background. Finally, we do not find any evidence that the effect of family background is substantially moderated by the economic cycle in any of our countries.
Subjects: 
family background
labour outcomes
returns to education
European Union
recession
JEL: 
I24
I26
J31
J62
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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