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Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition)What do we know?$
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Koen Vleminckx and Timothy M. Smeeding

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9781861342539

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.001.0001

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Childhood experiences, educational attainment and adult labour market performance

Childhood experiences, educational attainment and adult labour market performance

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(p.128) (p.129) Five Childhood experiences, educational attainment and adult labour market performance
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Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition)
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Paul Gregg

Stephen Machin

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.003.0006

This chapter looks at what can be said about the kinds of associations between childhood factors and adult earnings, by drawing on the data from two British birth cohorts were born sometime in March 1958 and in April 1970. These data sources are unique, in the sense that they followed the cohort members from birth, throughout the childhood years, and into adulthood. A short discussion of estimates on the extent of intergenerational mobility based on data from the two cohorts is provided first. This is followed by a summary of the earlier findings about the connections between childhood factors and adult outcomes. The next section tries to determine any evidence of an intergenerational spillover. The chapter ends with a BCS70 comparison with the National Child Development Study, while focusing on the associations with child poverty.

Keywords:   childhood factors, adult earnings, birth cohorts, intergenerational mobility, intergenerational spillover, BCS70 comparison, Child Development Study

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