The link between family background and later lifetime income : how does the UK compare to other countries ?

@inproceedings{Jerrim2014TheLB,
  title={The link between family background and later lifetime income : how does the UK compare to other countries ?},
  author={John Jerrim},
  year={2014}
}
The link between family background and labour market outcomes is an issue of great academic, social and political concern. It is frequently claimed that such intergenerational associations are stronger in Britain than other countries. But is this really true? I investigate this issue by estimating the link between parental education and later lifetime income, using three cross-nationally comparable datasets covering more than 30 countries. My results suggest that the UK is broadly in the middle… CONTINUE READING
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