Tag Archives: intergenerational

Is dependency on disability insurance benefits transmitted from parents to children?

Disability benefits provide an essential safety net for many people of working age whose health prevents them from engaging in paid work. But many countries are increasingly concerned about the fiscal sustainability of high and growing disability insurance (DI) dependency … Continue reading

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Genes, education and labor market outcomes

What can genetic information teach us about the intergenerational transmission of economic inequality? A new IZA Discussion Paper by Nicholas W. Papageorge (Johns Hopkins University & IZA) and Kevin Thom (New York University) uses molecular genetic data to better understand … Continue reading

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Like father, like son? Family welfare cultures in Norway

In most Western countries children of welfare recipients are more likely to receive welfare benefits themselves. However, it is not clear if this link is causal or driven by other factors. A theory in line with the causal interpretation is … Continue reading

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How an Italian pension reform reduced fertility

In Southern European countries family ties are traditionally very strong. In Italy, three out of four individuals who already have children themselves meet with one of their parents at least once a week. And 42 percent of all grandparents see … Continue reading

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