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Dynastic Human Capital, Inequality, and Intergenerational Mobility
Uppsala University, Units outside the University, The Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (IFAU). Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics, Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics, Uppsala Center for Labor Studies (UCLS).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7062-4308
Uppsala University, Units outside the University, The Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (IFAU). Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics, Uppsala Center for Labor Studies (UCLS). Univ Gothenburg, Dept Econ, Gothenburg, Sweden; CESifo, Munich, Germany; IZA, Bonn, Germany.
CESifo, Munich, Germany; IZA, Bonn, Germany; Stockholm Univ, Dept Econ, Stockholm, Sweden; IFS, London, England.
2021 (English)In: The American Economic Review, ISSN 0002-8282, E-ISSN 1944-7981, Vol. 111, no 5, p. 1523-1548Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We estimate long-run intergenerational persistence in human capital using information on outcomes for the extended family: the dynasty. A dataset including the entire Swedish population, linking four generations, allows us to identify parents' siblings and cousins, their spouses, and spouses' siblings. Using various human capital measures, we show that traditional parent-child estimates underestimate long-run intergenerational persistence by at least one-third. By adding outcomes for more distant ancestors, we show that almost all of the persistence is captured by the parental generation. Data on adoptees show that at least one-third of -long-term persistence is attributed to environmental factors.

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American Economic Association , 2021. Vol. 111, no 5, p. 1523-1548
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-445036DOI: 10.1257/aer.20190553ISI: 000645085600006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-445036DiVA, id: diva2:1565901
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EU, Horizon 2020, 724363EU, European Research Council, 241161The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius FoundationTorsten Söderbergs stiftelseRagnar Söderbergs stiftelseTore Browaldhs stiftelseAvailable from: 2021-06-14 Created: 2021-06-14 Last updated: 2023-04-27Bibliographically approved

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