We examine whether women’s rising labor force participation led to increased intergenerational transmission of occupation from fathers to daughters. We develop a model where fathers invest in human capital that is specific to their own occupations. Our model generates an empirical test where we compare the trends in the probabilities that women work in their father’s versus their father-in-law’s occupation.
Dads and Daughters: The Changing Impact of Fathers on Women’s Occupational ChoicesJudith K. Hellerstein and Melinda Sandler Morrill ,
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The Journal of Human Resources