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

 

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Type:   Working paper
 
Titre:   From the cradle to the grave : the effect of family background on the career path of italian men
 
Auteur(s):   Raitano, Michele - Department of Economics and Law (Auteur)
Vona, Francesco (1977-...) - Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques (Auteur)
 
Date de publication:   2015-02
 
Éditeur:   Paris  :  OFCE
 
Collection:   Working paper de l'OFCE  :  2015-05
 
Mots-clés:   [en] intergenerational inequality, parental education, experience -earnings profiles
 
JEL:   J62,  J24,  J31
 
Résumé:   [en] 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.
 
URL:   http://www.ofce.sciences-po.fr/pdf/dtravail/WP2015-05.pdf
 
 

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