Title

Family Background and Economic Outcomes in Japan

Publication Type

Working Paper

Publication Date

10-2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords

sibling composition, family background, intergenerational mobility, family formation, assortative mating

Discipline

Demography, Population, and Ecology | Labor Economics

Research Areas

Applied Microeconomics

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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