The Intergenerational Transmission of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Abilities

@inproceedings{Grnqvist2010TheIT,
  title={The Intergenerational Transmission of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Abilities},
  author={Erik Gr{\"o}nqvist and Bj{\"o}rn {\"O}ckert and Jonas Vlachos},
  year={2010}
}
We study the intergenerational transmission of cognitive and non-cognitive abilities between fathers and sons using population-wide enlistment data. Measurement error bias in fathers‘ ability measures is corrected for using two sets of instruments. Results suggest that previous estimates of intergenerational ability correlations are biased downwards; once corrected for, the non-cognitive correlation is close to that of cognitive ability. We also predict mothers‘ abilities and find the mother… CONTINUE READING

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