The intergenerational transmission of human capital: the role of skills and health

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Abstract

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.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Stockholms universitet
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Psykologi (exklusive tillämpad psykologi)
  • Lärande
  • Pedagogik

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)1035-1065
Antal sidor31
TidskriftJournal of Population Economics
Volym31
Utgåva nummer4
StatusPublished - 2018 okt 1
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa