Social Science Seminar - Grandparent Overlap Effects: A Cumulative Fixed Effects Model
10:00 AM
Online Via Zoom

Mare (2011) famously posited that increases in the generational overlap between grandparents and grandchildren decrease social mobility. Empirical support for this grandparent-overlap hypothesis, however, is scarce due to unresolved conceptual, methodological and empirical difficulties.  I reconceptualize grandparent overlap effects (GOEs) as multidimensional treatment effects and develop a new class of cumulative fixed-effects estimators to estimate GOEs from unique multigenerational Danish register data. I find that increasing grandparent overlap affects academic test scores and that the effect differs substantially across grandparent characteristics. This demonstrates empirically that rising life expectancy and the increase of grandparent overlap intensify the multigenerational transmission of social inequality.

 

When
Where
Online Via Zoom
Language
English
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Jingying He (Ph.D. 2020, University of Wisconsin) is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, where she conducts research on social demography, stratification, and quantitative methods. Her work has appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), and Child Indicators Research.
 

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Speakers / Performers:
Dr Jingying HE
Postdoc fellow, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania
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