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ERIC Number: ED530651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: ISBN-0-7530-2084-X
ISSN: ISSN-2045-6557
Accounting for Intergenerational Income Persistence: Non-Cognitive Skills, Ability and Education. CEE DP 73
Blanden, Jo; Gregg, Paul; Macmillan, Lindsey
Centre for the Economics of Education (NJ1)
We analyse in detail the factors that lead to intergenerational persistence among sons, where this is measured as the association between childhood family income and later adult earnings. We seek to account for the level of income persistence in the 1970 BCS cohort and also to explore the decline in mobility in the UK between the 1958 NCDS cohort and the 1970 cohort. The mediating factors considered are cognitive skills, noncognitive traits, educational attainment and labour market attachment. Changes in the relationships between these variables, parental income and earnings are able to explain over 80% of the rise in intergenerational persistence across the cohorts. Appended are: (1) Comparability of noncognitive measures; and (2) Variables. (Contains 1 box, 2 figures, 11 tables, and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department for Education and Skills
Authoring Institution: London School of Economics & Political Science, Centre for the Economics of Education
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom