EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Direct and Indirect Influences of Parental Background on Children's Earnings: a Comparison across Countries and Genders

Michele Raitano () and Francesco Vona ()

Manchester School, 2015, vol. 83, issue 4, 423-450

Abstract: type="main"> The association between parental occupation and children's earnings in eight EU countries is compared using the European Union Survey on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) data set, analysing: (i) residual background correlations (RBCs) on earnings, controlling for children's education and occupation, and (ii) patterns by gender, controlling for selection into employment. Findings on cross-country differences confirm well-known differences in intergenerational income inequality. RBCs are statistically significant irrespective of gender in the UK, Spain and Italy, for men in France and Ireland, for women in Denmark and not significant in Germany and Finland. Not controlling for selection delivers downward biased estimates of RBCs, highlighting the effect of family background on employability.

Date: 2015
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (5) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://hdl.handle.net/10.1111/manc.12064 (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
Working Paper: The economic impact of upward and downward occupational mobility: A comparison of eight EU member states (2011) Downloads
Working Paper: The Economic Impact of Upward and Downward Occupational Mobility: A Comparison of Eight EU Member States (2010) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:bla:manchs:v:83:y:2015:i:4:p:423-450

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.blackwell ... bs.asp?ref=1463-6786

Access Statistics for this article

Manchester School is currently edited by Keith Blackburn

More articles in Manchester School from University of Manchester Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Wiley Content Delivery ().

 
Page updated 2019-06-26
Handle: RePEc:bla:manchs:v:83:y:2015:i:4:p:423-450