How Important Is Cultural Background for the Level of Intergenerational Mobility?

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Daniel D. Schnitzlein

In: Economics Letters 114 (2012), 3, S. 335-337


Based on brother correlations in permanent earnings for different groups of second generation immigrants, the findings in this paper indicate that cultural background is not a major determinant of the level of intergenerational economic mobility.

JEL-Classification: J62
Keywords: Intergenerational mobility, Sibling correlations, Family background, Equality of opportunities
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