Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20440
Authors: 
Lindahl, Mikael
Björklund, Anders
Plug, Erik
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 1194
Abstract: 
We explore the adoption data approach to estimating causal effects of parental education and income on the same outcomes of their children. Thanks to a data set drawn from Swedish population registers with detailed information on biological background and history of adoptees, we can test basic assumptions that the adoption strategy relies on. We find that the adoption method survives these tests surprisingly well. Our empirical results suggest that one more year of either mother?s or father?s education raises children?s education by about 0.1 year. Our estimated income elasticities are around 0.1.
Subjects: 
intergenerational effects
income
education
adoption data
JEL: 
I20
J30
J62
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
415.73 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.