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Estudios de economía

On-line version ISSN 0718-5286

Estudios de Economía vol.48 no.1 Santiago June 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-52862021000100005 

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Intergenerational Transmission of Spousal Inequality

Transmisión intergeneracional de desigualdades maritales

Kieu-Dung Nguyen1 

1Institute of Theoretical and Applied Research, Duy Tan Universit, Hanoi, Vietnam

Abstract:

This paper studies whether sons and daughters reproduce in their relationships the same intra-household inequalities observed for their parents in terms of some economic statuses (wages, income, work hours, and education). Additionally, we emphasize the relevance of transmission of preference and gender-role attitude in investigating household issues. Utilizing the Panel Study of Income Dynamics’ data we find that married sons imitate their parents’ household disparities more than married daughters. For parents and their daughter’s family, the similarity in household inequalities is insignificant. The paper also examines the differential patterns of the statuses and the dynamics of educational gap patterns across generations.

Keywords: Spousal inequality; income; education; labor supply; intergenerational mobility

Resumen:

Este trabajo analiza si los hijos e hijas reproducen en sus relaciones las mismas desigualdades en el hogar que se observan en sus padres en términos de estatus económico (salarios, ingresos, horas trabajadas y educación). También se enfatiza la relevancia de la transmisión de preferencias y actitudes específicas al género. Usando un panel de dinámica de ingresos, encontramos que los hijos imitan más las disparidades de los padres que las hijas. El trabajo también examina la dinámica de los patrones de brechas educacionales entre generaciones.

Palabras clave: Desigualdad marital; ingreso; educación; oferta laboral; mobilidad intergeneracional

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Received: July 0, 2018; Accepted: January 0, 2021

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