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Occupational choice across generations

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dc.creator Constant, Amelie F.
dc.creator Zimmermann, Klaus F.
dc.date 2003
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:09:21Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:09:21Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20211
dc.identifier ppn:37751540X
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20211
dc.description There are few studies on occupational choices in Germany, and the second generation occupational choice and mobility is even less investigated. Such research is important because occupations determine success in the labor market. In a country like Germany occupations also reflect a general socio-economic standing. This paper looks at the patterns of employment in Germany, analyzes how individual men and women access jobs given their family background, and investigates why men and women have different occupational distributions. Based on the German Socio-Economic Panel we estimate multinomial logit models of occupational choice for the children of immigrants as well as for the natives. Our findings are surprisingly similar for both natives and immigrants. For both Germans and immigrants, we find that gender significantly and differentially affects occupational choice, and that individuals with more education choose higher ranking jobs. The role of experience is important for natives and qualified individuals only. Germans are more likely to choose occupations similar to their fathers? occupation when their father is in the white collar or professional category. In stark contrast, the immigrants? occupational choice is more influenced by their mother?s education and not by their fathers? occupation.
dc.language eng
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 975
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject J62
dc.subject J61
dc.subject J24
dc.subject F22
dc.subject D90
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject occupational choice
dc.subject intergenerational issues
dc.subject human capital
dc.subject migration
dc.subject Berufswahl
dc.subject Generationenbeziehungen
dc.subject Familiensoziologie
dc.subject Migranten
dc.subject Ausländische Arbeitskräfte
dc.subject Schätzung
dc.subject Deutschland
dc.title Occupational choice across generations
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper

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