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Replication data for: Intergenerational Networks, Unemployment, and Persistent Inequality in South Africa

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Magruder, Jeremy R.
Publication Date
2010-01-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper examines the importance of network-based intergenerational correlations in South Africa. I use longitudinal data on young South Africans to examine the covariance of children's employment with the usefulness of parents in their job search. I find that fathers serve as useful network connections to their sons (not daughters), and that mothers do not seem to be useful network connections. The father-son effect is robust to alternate explanations of specific human capital and correlated networks. The size of this effect is large. Present fathers' utility as network connections may be responsible for a one-third increase in their sons' employment rates. (JEL D31, J12, J13, J24, J62, O15, Z13)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.2.1.62 (Text)
Publications
  • Magruder, Jeremy R. “Intergenerational Networks, Unemployment, and Persistent Inequality in South Africa.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2, no. 1 (January 2010): 62–85. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.2.1.62.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.2.1.62 (DOI)

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Magruder, Jeremy R. (2010): Replication data for: Intergenerational Networks, Unemployment, and Persistent Inequality in South Africa. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113742V1