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Do Parents' Social Skills Influence Their Children's Sociability?

Tsunao Okumura and Emiko Usui

No 466, PIE/CIS Discussion Paper from Center for Intergenerational Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

Abstract: This paper examines the effect of parents' social skills on children's sociability, using the U.S. National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 (NLSY79). This survey, like some other national surveys, lacks detailed information on parents; to remedy this deficiency, we construct a measure of parents' "sociability" skills based on their occupational characteristics from the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT). The sociability relationship varies across parents and children by gender, but remains statistically significant (especially between fathers and sons), even after controlling for a variety of other background characteristics.

Keywords: Social skills; Intergenerational correlations; Occupational characteristics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J24 J62 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2010-03
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