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Demography (2022) 59 (1): 293–320.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Brian L. Levy Abstract Do neighborhood conditions affect wealth accumulation? This study uses the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 cohort and a counterfactual estimation strategy to analyze the effect of prolonged exposure to neighborhood (dis)advantage from emerging adulthood through...
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Demography (2003) 40 (3): 521–542.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Lisa A. Keister Abstract Inequality in wealth has been well-documented, but its causes remain uncertain. Family processes in childhood are likely to shape adults’ wealth accumulation, but these factors have attracted little attention. I argue that family size matters: children from larger families...
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Demography (2017) 54 (3): 961–983.
Published: 21 April 2017
...Philipp M. Lersch Abstract This study examines the association between marriage and economic wealth of women and men. Going beyond previous research that focused on household wealth, I examine personal wealth, which allows identifying gender disparities in the association between marriage...
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Demography (2020) 57 (5): 1809–1831.
Published: 24 August 2020
...Sander Wagner; Diederik Boertien; Mette Gørtz Abstract This article describes trends in parental wealth homogamy among union cohorts formed between 1987 and 2013 in Denmark. Using high-quality register data on the wealth of parents during the year of partnering, we show that the correlation between...
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Published: 01 December 2023
Fig. 1 Black–White wealth gap by group-specific wealth percentile for the SCF sample (1989 and 2019) and the PSID sample (1984–1989 and 2017–2019). Estimates are weighted. All amounts are in 2019 dollars. The estimates are obtained by first calculating the wealth percentiles by race More
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Published: 27 March 2018
Fig. 1 Educational rates by wealth background: Wealth measured as net worth (panel a) and home value (panel b) More
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Published: 29 January 2015
Fig. 1 Union status differences in baseline wealth and wealth trajectories (in thousands) for women with a nonmarital birth ( N = 1,131), NLSY79. An * indicates that the net worth value is significantly different (at p < .05 or better) from either the baseline or over-time value More
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Published: 24 August 2020
Fig. 1 Composition of wealth by parental wealth percentile for the pooled sample, 1987–2013. The figure presents within-cohort wealth percentiles of the male partner in the year of union formation. N = 803,185. More
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Demography (2001) 38 (1): 115–132.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Deon Filmer; Lant H. Pritchett Abstract Using data from India, we estimate the relationship between household wealth and children’s school enrollment. We proxy wealth by constructing a linear index from asset ownership indicators, using principal-components analysis to derive weights. In Indian...
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Demography (1988) 25 (3): 317–335.
Published: 01 August 1988
...Martin H. David; Paul L. Menchik Abstract Empirical computation of expected wealth is hampered by two problems: mortality risks vary in the population and over time; and observation of net estates for most cohorts is truncated, as some individuals in a cohort survive the calendar date on which...
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Demography (2004) 41 (3): 585–605.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Lauren J. Krivo; Robert L. Kaufman Abstract In our study, we took a first step toward broadening our understanding of the sources of both housing and wealth inequality by studying differences in housing equity among blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and non-Hispanic whites in the United States. Using data...
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Demography (2018) 55 (3): 1033–1068.
Published: 27 March 2018
...Fig. 1 Educational rates by wealth background: Wealth measured as net worth (panel a) and home value (panel b) ...
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Demography (2018) 55 (3): 1009–1032.
Published: 07 May 2018
...Christina M. Gibson-Davis; Christine Percheski Abstract Life cycle theory predicts that elderly households have higher levels of wealth than households with children, but these wealth gaps are likely dynamic, responding to changes in labor market conditions, patterns of debt accumulation...
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Demography (2018) 55 (5): 1935–1956.
Published: 25 September 2018
...Laura Rossouw; Teresa Bago d’Uva; Eddy van Doorslaer Abstract In spite of the wide disparities in wealth and in objective health measures like mortality, observed inequality by wealth in self-reported health appears to be nearly nonexistent in low- to middle-income settings. To determine the extent...
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Demography (2018) 55 (6): 2257–2282.
Published: 08 October 2018
... changes in net worth associated with having children in different age groups across the wealth distribution. This allows me to test whether standard economic models for savings and consumption over the life course hold for families at different wealth levels. My findings show that the wealth effects...
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Demography (2023) 60 (1): 147–171.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Alexandra Killewald; Angela Lee; Paula England Abstract In the United States, wealthier couples have lower divorce risk. Wealth may stabilize marriage through its material value, especially by easing financial stress, or by providing symbolic resources, especially signaling that couples meet...
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Demography (2023) 60 (3): 809–835.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Mara Getz Sheftel Abstract Considerable wealth stratification exists between U.S.-born and foreign-born populations (Campbell and Kaufman 2006), with low wealth attainment documented among Mexican immigrants (Hao 2007). High rates of Mexican return migration (Azose and Raftery 2019) suggest...
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Demography (2023) 60 (6): 1877–1901.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Fig. 1 Black–White wealth gap by group-specific wealth percentile for the SCF sample (1989 and 2019) and the PSID sample (1984–1989 and 2017–2019). Estimates are weighted. All amounts are in 2019 dollars. The estimates are obtained by first calculating the wealth percentiles by race...
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Demography (2013) 50 (4): 1155–1176.
Published: 21 December 2012
...Erin Ruel; Robert M. Hauser Abstract To assess and explain the United States’ gender wealth gap, we use the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study to examine wealth accumulated by a single cohort over 50 years by gender, by marital status, and limited to the respondents who are their family’s best financial...
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Demography (2013) 50 (1): 51–70.
Published: 22 September 2012
... on the basis of parental wealth. We find that the estimated correlation in parental wealth among married spouses, after controlling for race and age, is about .4. Importantly, we show that controlling for spousal education explains only one-quarter of sorting based on parental wealth. We show that our results...
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