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The effect of parental background along the son's earnings distribution: does one model fit for all?

Michele Raitano (), Francesco Vona () and Claudia Vittori

No 2015-18, Sciences Po publications from Sciences Po

Abstract: This paper shows that returns to parental background increase along the sons' distribution in four EU countries. Although this indicates a common mechanism, substantial differences in returns’ steepness question the one-model-fits-all story.

Keywords: Intergenerational inequality; International comparison; Unconditional quantile regressions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J31 J62 D31 C21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eur and nep-ltv
Date: 2015-07
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