Gender Differences in Educational and Occupational Mobility Across Three Generations in Sweden
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In addition, our project will explore two areas in more depth. First, we will examine possible interaction effects since we hypothesize that extended family could matter more in low-SES families than in high-SES families. Second, we focus on the role of gender in the transmission process to explore whether processes differ by gender of individual or gender of kin member. We will investigate whether the success of a same-gender relative has a greater effect on an individual’s outcomes than an opposite gender relative. As social learning theory suggests that boys will imitate the behavior of fathers and girls will imitate the behavior of the mother, it is then reasonable to assume that they will also imitate other same-gender relatives in the extended family. In addition to providing role models, the extended family could give access to information and other resources.