Påverkar familjebakgrunden de finska männens levnadsförhållanden: The effects of family background on the living conditions among Finnish men

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Eva Österbacka
Publication year: 1995
Journal: Ekonomiska Samfundets Tidskrift
Journal acronym: EKON SAMF TIDSKR
Volume number: 48
Issue number: 3
Start page: 121
End page: 130
Number of pages: 11
ISSN: 0013-3183


Sons tend to follow their fathers' choise of education and occupation. The choice of education and occupation affect their income. The measureable effect of family background on men's earnings does not, however, seem to be that significant in Finland. This can partly be due to the comparatively equal distribution of earnings in Finland. But still, there are differences between living conditions of different social groups. Everybody does not have the same resources to start from. If sons are affected by their family background when they choose their education and occupation and if all this affect their living condition, we can claim that social status is inherited, which can be considered unfair.

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