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Family Background and Individual Achievement: Essays in Empirical Labour Economics
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
2008 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

College choice and subsequent earnings. Results using Swedish sibling data.

This paper investigates the relationship between college choice and annual earnings, using within-family variation in college choice. The results show that earnings vary significantly between students who graduated from different types of colleges and the earnings premium is larger for those who graduated at an old university.

Do birth order and family size matter for intergenerational income mobility? Evidence from Sweden.

Previous studies of intergenerational income mobility have not considered potential birth- order or family-size effects in the estimated income elasticity. This paper estimates the intergenerational income elasticity by birth-order position and family size. The main finding of this paper is that the elasticity tends to decrease with birth order for a given family size, especially for fathers and sons.

A comparison of family and neighborhood effects on grades, test scores, educational attainment and income. Evidence from Sweden.

This paper compares sibling and neighborhood correlations in school performance, educational attainment and income as a way to learn whether the neighborhood where a child grows up in might explain parts of the sibling similarities found in previous sibling correlation studies. The results show that living in the same neighborhood does not seem to add much to the sibling similarity.

What More Than Parental Income? An exploration of what Swedish siblings get from their parents.

In this paper, we explore what factors other that parental income can explain why siblings tend to have such similar outcomes as previous correlation studies show. Our results show that parental involvement and attitudes, especially propensity to plan ahead and willingness to postpone benefits to the future, are particularly important for the sibling similarity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Department of Economics, Stockholm University , 2008. , 22 p.
Series
Swedish Institute for Social Research, ISSN 0283-8222 ; 75
Keyword [en]
Siblings, income, family background
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-8303ISBN: 978-91-7155-772-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-8303DiVA: diva2:200042
Public defence
2008-12-05, sal G, Arrheniuslaboratorierna, Svante Arrhenius väg 14-18, Stockholm, 10:00
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Supervisors
Available from: 2008-11-13 Created: 2008-11-13 Last updated: 2012-06-29Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. College choice and subsequent earnings: Results using Swedish sibling data
Open this publication in new window or tab >>College choice and subsequent earnings: Results using Swedish sibling data
2005 In: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, ISSN 0347-0520, Vol. 107, no 3, 437-457 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-25604 (URN)
Note
Part of urn:nbn:se:su:diva-8303Available from: 2008-11-13 Created: 2008-11-13Bibliographically approved
2. Do birth order and family size matter for intergenerational income mobility? Evidence from Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Do birth order and family size matter for intergenerational income mobility? Evidence from Sweden
2008 (English)In: Applied Economics, ISSN 0003-6846, E-ISSN 1466-4283, Vol. 40, no 17, 2239-2257 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Previous studies of intergenerational income mobility have not considered potential birth-order or family-size effects in the estimated income elasticity. This article uses a large sample of individuals born between 1962 and 1964; income elasticities with respect to parents’ incomes are estimated for individuals with different birth-order positions and family sizes. Results based on labour income and total income for sons and daughters are reported separately. The elasticity tends to decrease with family size as well as with birth order for a given family size, especially in the labour-income analysis of fathers and sons.

National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-14422 (URN)10.1080/00036840600949421 (DOI)
Available from: 2008-09-22 Created: 2008-09-22 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
3. A comparison of family and neighborhood effects on grades, test scores, educational attainment and income - evidence from Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A comparison of family and neighborhood effects on grades, test scores, educational attainment and income - evidence from Sweden
2011 (English)In: Journal of Economic Inequality, ISSN 1569-1721, E-ISSN 1573-8701, Vol. 9, no 2, 207-226 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper compares sibling and neighborhood correlations in school performance, educational attainment and income as a way to learn whether the neighborhood where a child grows up in might explain parts of the sibling similarities found in previous sibling correlation studies. The data are based on a cohort of nearly 13,000 individuals born in 1953 and their siblings, all of whom grew up in the Stockholm area. The results show that neighborhood correlations are in general very small and in particular they are much smaller than the sibling correlations. Living in the same neighborhood does not seem to add much to the sibling similarities. 

National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-60559 (URN)10.1007/s10888-010-9144-1 (DOI)000292159300004 ()
Available from: 2011-08-22 Created: 2011-08-22 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
4. What More Than Parental Income?: An exploration of what Swedish siblings get from their parents
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What More Than Parental Income?: An exploration of what Swedish siblings get from their parents
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-25607 (URN)
Note
Part of urn:nbn:se:su:diva-8303Available from: 2008-11-13 Created: 2008-11-13 Last updated: 2010-01-13Bibliographically approved

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