Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/34576
Authors: 
Dustmann, Christian
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 3080
Abstract: 
This paper studies parental investment in education and intergenerational earnings mobility for father-son pairs with native and foreign born fathers. We illustrate within a simple model that for immigrants, investment in their children is related to their return migration probability. In our empirical analysis, we include a measure for return probabilities, based on repeated information about migrants' return intentions. Our results suggest that educational investments in the son are positively associated with a higher probability of a permanent migration of the father. We also find that the son's permanent wages are positively associated with the probability of the father's permanent migration.
Subjects: 
Intergenerational mobility
return intentions
educational investment
earnings
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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