There has been increasing concern about the influence of elements of family background on children’s future outcomes in Japan. This paper empirically examines the long-term impact of family background, including sibling composition and parental attributes, and reveals how these elements of Japanese women’s family backgrounds affect their educational attainment and investment, labor market outcomes, family formation, and spousal characteristics.
sibling composition, family background, intergenerational mobility, family formation, assortative mating
Asian Studies | Demography, Population, and Ecology | Labor Economics
Family Background and Economic Outcomes in Japan. (2011). 1-33. Research Collection School Of Economics.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soe_research/1246
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