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Parental Education and Child's Education: A Natural Experiment

@article{Chevalier2004ParentalEA,
  title={Parental Education and Child's Education: A Natural Experiment},
  author={A. Chevalier},
  journal={Labor: Human Capital},
  year={2004}
}
  • A. Chevalier
  • Published 2004
  • Political Science
  • Labor: Human Capital
Is the intergenerational educational link due to nature or nurture? In order to answer this dilemma, this paper identifies the effect of parental education on their offspring’s schooling attainment using a discontinuity in the parental educational attainment. The discontinuity stems from changes in the minimum school leaving age legislation which took place in the Seventies in Britain. This strategy identifies the effect of parental schooling only for parents with a lower taste for education… Expand
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