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Title: Essays on the Economic Linkages Among Family Members
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1. Dunn, Thomas Albert
Essays on the Economic Linkages Among Family Members
Ph.D. Dissertation, Northwestern University 1993
Cohort(s): Mature Women, Older Men, Young Men, Young Women
Publisher: UMI - University Microfilms, Bell and Howell Information and Learning
Keyword(s): Education; Family Background and Culture; Intergenerational Patterns/Transmission; Labor Market Outcomes; Pairs (also see Siblings); Racial Differences; Transfers, Financial; Wage Equations; Wage Rates; Work Hours

Four essays examine the links between the labor market experiences and economic outcomes of individuals who are related by blood or by marriage using panel data on family member pairs from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience. The first chapter provides estimates of inter- and intragenerational correlations for a broad set of labor market outcomes. The second chapter estimates a factor model of earnings hours and wages and investigates the extent to which the parental and family characteristics that drive wage rates and work hours independently of wage rates are responsible for similarities among family members in labor market outcomes. The third chapter studies the extent to which the education and experience slopes of wage equations are influenced by parental characteristics and family background variables that predict years of education completed. The fourth chapter investigates the influences of family structure and the earnings of parents and children on the flow of inter vivos cash transfers.
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Dunn, Thomas Albert. Essays on the Economic Linkages Among Family Members. Ph.D. Dissertation, Northwestern University 1993.