Sambandet mellan familjebakgrund och ekonomisk status i Finland: The connection between family background and economic status in Finland

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    The importance of family background for the economic positions of individuals tells us something about the inequality in the society and the mobility between generations. Estimates of the intergenerational correlation in economic status is under 0.2 in Finland. These estimates are in line with the relatively low income inequality in Finland. The estimated correlations are lower for daughters than for sons. Women seem to be less affected by their family background than men are. A simple decomposition of the intergenerational correlation shows that education and occupation are the largest intermediating factors, but non-observable characteristics have an important role as well..
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)87–92
    Number of pages7
    JournalEkonomiska Samfundets Tidskrift
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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