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From the cradle to the grave: the effect of family background on the career path of italian men

Michele Raitano () and Francesco Vona ()

No 2015-05, Sciences Po publications from Sciences Po

Abstract: This paper investigates the influence of parental education on the returns to experience of Italian men using a new longitudinal dataset that contains detailed information on individual working histories. Our favourite panel estimates indicate that an additional year of parental education increases sons' weekly wages by 11.7% after twenty years of experience and that 71% of this effect emerges during the career. We show that this effect holds irrespective of individual abilities, and it appears the result of both a glass ceiling effect, due to the complementarity between parental education and son’s abilities, and a parachute effect, associated with family labour market connections.

Keywords: intergenerational inequality; parental education; experience -earnings profiles (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J62 J24 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-eur and nep-lab
Date: 2015-02
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