The Effect of Inequalities within Families on Work-Values of Adolescents
The analysis is based on household panel data from the German Socio Economic Panel (GSOEP) for the years 2000-2011. In the GSOEP adolescents are interviewed at the age of 17, including questions on their vocational goals or their perceived parenting behavior. The great advantage of the data is that the siblings are also surveyed at the age of 17.
On the basis of “Sibling-Fixed-Effects-Models” I estimate the effect of the differences in the perceived parenting behavior. First results show that a supportive parenting style increases the social work values, but that higher support of the other sibling leads to a lower formation of social work-values. The results also reveal a stronger effect for same-sex siblings in comparison to opposite-sex siblings. In particular, the effect is stronger for sisters than for brothers.