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Dynastic human capital, inequality and intergenerational mobility / Adrian Adermon (IFAU, UCLS and UCFS), Mikael Lindahl (University of Gothenburg, IFAU, IZA, UCLS and CESifo), Mårten Palme (Stockholm University and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserAdermon, Adrian ; Lindahl, Mikael ; Palme, Mårten
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, April 2019
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 12300
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-187296 
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We study the importance of the extended family - the dynasty - for the persistence in inequality across generations. We use data including the entire Swedish population, linking four generations. This data structure enables us to identify parents' siblings and cousins, their spouses, and the spouses' siblings. Using various human capital measures, we show that traditional parent-child estimates of intergenerational persistence miss almost onethird of the persistence found at the dynasty level. To assess the importance of genetic links, we use a sample of adoptees. We then find that the importance of the extended family relative to the parents increases.