EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Intergenerational Transmission of Entrepreneurial Activity in Spanish Families

Sandra Ferrando-Latorre, Jorge Velilla () and Raquel Ortega
Additional contact information
Sandra Ferrando-Latorre: University of Zaragoza
Raquel Ortega: University of Zaragoza

Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 2019, vol. 40, issue 3, No 5, 390-407

Abstract: Abstract This paper empirically analyzes the existence of intergenerational transmission of entrepreneurial activity, from parents to children within Spanish families. We used data from the Survey of Household Finances (Bank of Spain) for the years 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, and 2014, which allowed us to identify entrepreneurs as self-employed workers. The entrepreneurial activity of individuals was studied as a function of individual and parental demographics and labor characteristics. We found a significant correlation between the entrepreneurial activity of parents and children, which appeared to have remained unchanged during the last decade and the years of the economic crisis. Furthermore, the intergenerational transmission of occupation from parents to children was stronger for entrepreneurs than for employees.

Keywords: Intergenerational transmission; Entrepreneurship; Survey of household finances; Spain (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D11 D12 I21 I32 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10834-019-09613-7 Abstract (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
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:kap:jfamec:v:40:y:2019:i:3:d:10.1007_s10834-019-09613-7

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... es/journal/10834/PS2

DOI: 10.1007/s10834-019-09613-7

Access Statistics for this article

Journal of Family and Economic Issues is currently edited by Joyce Serido

More articles in Journal of Family and Economic Issues from Springer
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla () and Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing ().

 
Page updated 2020-10-09
Handle: RePEc:kap:jfamec:v:40:y:2019:i:3:d:10.1007_s10834-019-09613-7