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Erik Plug - Amsterdam School of Economics. KAFEE Lunch Seminars.

Event details of The Origins of Intergenerational Associations: Lessons from Swedish Adoption Data
Date 16 January 2006
Time 11:15 -12:15
Location Roeterseilandcampus - building E

Erik Plug – Amsterdam School of Economics

The Origins of Intergenerational Associations: Lessons from Swedish Adoption Data

Abstract of the presentation:
We use unique Swedish data with information on adopted children’s biological and adoptive parents to estimate intergenerational mobility associations in earnings and education. We argue that the impact from biological parents captures broad pre-birth factors, including genes and pre-natal environment, and the impact from adoptive parents represents broad post-birth factors, such as childhood environment. We find that both pre- and post-birth factors contribute to intergenerational earnings and education transmissions, and that pre-birth factors are more important for mother’s education and less important for father’s income. We also find some evidence for a positive interaction effect between post-birth environment and pre-birth factors. (Joint with Anders Björklund and Mikael Lindahl)


KAFEE Lunch Seminars

Information: Marcos Poplawski Ribeiro: m.p.ribeiro@uva.nl

Roeterseilandcampus - building E

Roetersstraat 11
1018 WB Amsterdam

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