Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/51654
Authors: 
Brown, Sarah
McHardy, Jolian
Taylor, Karl
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5621
Abstract: 
We explore the relationship between the social interaction of parents and their offspring from a theoretical and an empirical perspective. Our theoretical framework establishes possible explanations for the intergenerational transfer of social interaction whereby the social interaction of the parent may influence that of their offspring and vice versa. The empirical evidence, based on four data sets covering Great Britain and the U.S., is supportive of our theoretical priors. We find robust evidence of intergenerational links between the social interaction of parents and their offspring supporting the existence of positive bi-directional intergenerational effects in social interaction.
Subjects: 
social interaction
intergenerational transfer
JEL: 
D19
H24
H41
H31
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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