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Table 2 Description of how the data has been designed

From: Human capital transmission and the earnings of second-generation immigrants in Sweden

  Explanation
First-generation immigrant All first-generation immigrants gainfully employed or self-employed in Sweden 1970
Native matched individual Native individuals with the same age, gender, county of residence and occupational status as their foreign born counterparts by the year 1970
Second-generation immigrant Children of foreign born fathers
Native comparison group Children with both parents born in Sweden
Birth year for foreign born fathers and native comparison group 1916-1955
Birth year for second-generation immigrants and native comparison groups 1935-1977
Fathers earnings observed 1975, 1980
Sons earnings observed 1997, 1998, 1999
Earnings definition All fathers with positive earnings in 1975 and 1980
  All sons with positive earnings in 1997, 1998 and 1999