The attractiveness of public sector jobs in Italy may induce parents working in this sector to use their positions and the network of relationships to favor their sons/daughters in gaining access to public sector jobs. We verify whether children of public employees effectively enjoy an advantage, estimating a model of the probability of working in the public sector controlling for individual characteristics and labor market conditions. We show that if the father is a public employee the probability of his child working in the same sector is increased by a huge 44%. This advantage is larger for low-ability individuals, “stayers” and Southern Italian residents.We interpret these findings as evidence of nepotism in public employment.
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|Titolo:||Intergenerational Transfers of Public Sector Jobs: A Shred of Evidence on Nepotism|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Citazione:||Intergenerational Transfers of Public Sector Jobs: A Shred of Evidence on Nepotism / Scoppa, Vincenzo. - In: PUBLIC CHOICE. - ISSN 0048-5829. - 141(2009), pp. 167-188.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|