Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/36819
Authors: 
Corak, Miles
Piraino, Patrizio
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 4876
Abstract: 
Our analysis of intergenerational earnings mobility modifies the Becker-Tomes model to incorporate the intergenerational transmission of employers, which is predicted to increase the intergenerational elasticity of earnings. About 6% of young Canadian men have the same main employer as their fathers but this is positively related to paternal earnings and rises discretely at the top of the distribution. We use a switching regression model and identify two regimes associated with the inheritance of employers that have different intergenerational earnings elasticities. The model also demonstrates that the inheritance of employers plays a role in understanding observed nonlinearities.
Subjects: 
Intergenerational mobility
job search
networks
JEL: 
J62
J64
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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