Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
What If You Had Been Less Fortunate: The Effects of Poor Family Background on Current Labor Market Outcomes
Sogang University.
Sogang University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7902-4683
2013 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This study examines the correlation between childhood poverty and its influence on adulthood wage distribution, where childhood poverty refers to experience of poverty or poor family background during one's childhood. With the data from Korean Labor Income Panel Study, KLIPS, quantile regression technique and decomposition method are conducted to identify and decompose the wage gap between low (poor) and middle class income group along the whole current wage distribution, based on a simulated counterfactual distribution.The results show that, those who had been less fortunate during their childhood likely had less opportunity to gain labor market favored characteristics such as a higher level of education, and even earn lower returns to their labor market characteristics in the current labor market. This leads to a discount of about fifteen percentages points off of the wage on average in total for those with underprivileged backgrounds during childhood compared to those with the middle class background, and that disadvantage is observed heterogeneously, greater at the lower quantiles than the higher quantiles of the current wage distribution. Then this research contributes to the literature by providing a partial understanding of poverty in Korea and its possible causes, in particular, in form of poor family background or childhood poverty, with which the implication of intergenerational effect issue is considered.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , p. 30
Series
IZA Discussion Paper ; 7708
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-24851OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-24851DiVA, id: diva2:753464
Available from: 2014-10-08 Created: 2014-10-08 Last updated: 2016-01-14Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2349031

Authority records BETA

Heshmati, Almas

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Heshmati, Almas
Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 153 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf