Who Had Richer Parents, Doctors Or Artists?

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Who had richer parents, doctors or artists?, NPR’s Planet Money asks. Professional artists and musicians tend to have rich parents, it turns out.

Household Income During Childhood vs. Income During Adulthood


  1. David Foster says:

    Interesting. One problem with this analysis is the implicit assumption that a person is in one of these job categories for his entire life.

    I know a guy who started in the Sales category (business-to-business sale of complex products, which should really be a different category from, say, shoe salesman), moved in the the Management category, and eventually became CEO of a very significant company. Others have followed a track that starts with Engineer and turns into CEO.

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