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Parenting Values and the Intergenerational Transmission of Time Preferences

Abstract : We study how parents transmit patience to their children with a focus on two theoretically important channels of socialization: parenting values and parental involvement. Using high-quality administrative and survey data, and a setting without reverse causality concerns, we document a substantial intergenerational transmission of patience. We show that parenting values represent a key channel of the transmission. Authoritative parents (high in control and warmth) do not transmit patience to their children, in contrast to authoritarian and permissive parents. Thus, the authoritative parenting style seems to counteract the transmission of impatience. While parental involvement does not appear to be a relevant channel at the aggregate level, we document important heterogeneity by parent gender.
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Anne Ardila Brenøe, Thomas Epper. Parenting Values and the Intergenerational Transmission of Time Preferences. European Economic Review, Elsevier, 2022, 148, pp.104208. ⟨10.1016/j.euroecorev.2022.104208⟩. ⟨hal-03473435v2⟩



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