- Why do entrepreneurial parents have entrepreneurial children?
- Journal of labor economics
- Volume | Issue number
- 33 | 2
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB)
- Amsterdam Business School Research Institute (ABS-RI)
We explore the origins of the intergenerational association in entrepreneurship using Swedish adoption data that allow us to quantify the relative importance of pre-birth and post-birth factors. We find that parental entrepreneurship increases the probability of children’s entrepreneurship by about 60%. For adoptees, both biological and adoptive parents make significant contributions to this association. These contributions, however, are quite different in size. Post-birth factors account for twice as much as pre-birth factors in our decomposition of the intergenerational association in entrepreneurship. We investigate several candidate explanations for this large post-birth factor and present suggestive evidence in favor of role modeling.
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