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Source: Center for the Social Sciences, Columbia University
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1. Ofek, Haim
Santos, Fredricka P.
Intergenerational Transfers and the Economic Attainment of Women: A Comparative Analysis of the Parental Role
Report No. 16, Center for the Social Sciences, Columbia University, 1978
Cohort(s): Mature Women
Publisher: Center for the Social Sciences, Columbia University
Keyword(s): Earnings; Family Background; Fathers, Influence; Husbands, Income; Intergenerational Patterns/Transmission; Schooling; Transfers, Family; Transfers, Parental

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Attempts to disentangle the effects of basic retrospective inputs associated with the economic achievement of mature women and to estimate them empirically use a conceptual framework largely guided by the consideration that, in addition to external factors (cultural, social, biological, etc.), investment in schooling results from optimizing estimation of parental effects, their separation from the effects of schooling, and the attempt to draw inferences about their relative size--all posing theoretical and statistical problems which are not trivial. Dealing with these problems in some detail, the first part of the paper has prescribed workable empirical tests based on a consistent estimation procedure. This procedure is implemented in the second part of the paper by testing Marchall's hypotheses (as to the rank impact of the parents on child development) against actual data from the NLS of Mature Women (ages 37-51 in 1974).
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Ofek, Haim and Fredricka P. Santos. "Intergenerational Transfers and the Economic Attainment of Women: A Comparative Analysis of the Parental Role." Report No. 16, Center for the Social Sciences, Columbia University, 1978.