Intergenerational Analysis of Social Interaction

34 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2011

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Sarah Brown

University of Sheffield - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Jolian McHardy

University of Sheffield - Department of Economics

Karl Taylor

University of Sheffield - Department of Economics

Date Written: April 1, 2011

Abstract

We explore the relationship between the social interaction of parents and their offspring from a theoretical and an empirical perspective. Our theoretical framework establishes possible explanations for the intergenerational transfer of social interaction whereby the social interaction of the parent may influence that of their offspring and vice versa. The empirical evidence, based on four data sets covering Great Britain and the U.S., is supportive of our theoretical priors. We find robust evidence of intergenerational links between the social interaction of parents and their offspring supporting the existence of positive bi-directional intergenerational effects in social interaction.

Keywords: social interaction, intergenerational transfer

JEL Classification: D19, H24, H41, H31

Suggested Citation

Brown, Sarah and McHardy, Jolian and Taylor, Karl B., Intergenerational Analysis of Social Interaction (April 1, 2011). IZA Discussion Paper No. 5621. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1812466

Sarah Brown (Contact Author)

University of Sheffield - Department of Economics

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Jolian McHardy

University of Sheffield - Department of Economics ( email )

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Karl B. Taylor

University of Sheffield - Department of Economics ( email )

9 Mappin Street
Sheffield, S1 4DT
United Kingdom

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