The intergenerational transmission of human capital: the role of skills and health
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We provide new evidence on some of the mechanisms reflected in the intergenerational transmission of human capital. Applying both an adoption and a twin design to rich data from the Swedish military enlistment, we show that greater parental education increases sons’ cognitive and non-cognitive skills, as well as their health. The estimates are in many cases similar across research designs and suggest that a substantial part of the effect of parental education on their young adult children’s human capital works through improving their skills and health.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Number of pages||31|
|Journal||Journal of Population Economics|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Oct 1|