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Brother correlations in earnings in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden compared to the United States
Abstract. The correlation in economic status among siblings is a useful “omnibus measure” of the overall impact of family and community factors on adult economic status. In this study we compareExpand
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How important is family background for labor-economic outcomes?
This paper uses Swedish register data to examine four classical outcomes in empirical labor economics: IQ, noncognitive skills, years of schooling and long-run earnings. We estimate siblingExpand
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Equality of opportunity and the distribution of long-run income in Sweden
Equality of opportunity is an ethical goal with almost universal appeal. The interpretation taken here is that a society has achieved equality of opportunity if it is the case that what individualsExpand
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Child Poverty across Industrialized Nations
While child poverty is everywhere seen as an important social problem, there is considerable variation in both anti-poverty policies and poverty outcomes across the industrialized nations. In thisExpand
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Unemployment Shocks and Income Distribution: How Did the Nordic Countries Fare During Their Crises?
We study the inequality of disposable income in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden during the late 1980s and early 1990s when unemployment rose dramatically in all four countries. A standard measureExpand
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IQ and Family Background: Are Associations Strong or Weak?
Abstract For the purpose of understanding the underlying mechanisms behind intergenerational associations in income and education, recent studies have explored the intergenerational transmission ofExpand
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Intergenerational mobility of socio-economic status in comparative perspective
This paper reviews three strands of literature on socio-economic intergenerational mobility. The first is a mostly recent and rapidly growing economics literature that measures mobility in labourExpand
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