Assessing Intergenerational Earnings Persistence among German Workers

SOEPpapers 134, 27 S. + Anh.

Philipp Eisenhauer, Friedhelm Pfeiffer

2008

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Abstract

In this study we assess the relationship between father and son earnings among (West) German Workers. To reduce the lifecycle and attenuation bias a novel sampling procedure is developed and applied to the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) 1984-2006. Our preferred point estimate indicates an intergenerational earnings elasticity of 1/3 .



JEL-Classification: J62;J32;J21
Keywords: Intergenerational Mobility, Lifecycle, Permanent Earnings, Wages
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