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Family Matters: Impacts of Family Background on Educational Attainments

Ermisch, John and Francesconi, Marco (2001) 'Family Matters: Impacts of Family Background on Educational Attainments.' Economica, 68 (270). pp. 137-156. ISSN 0013-0427

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The analysis uses new data matching parents and their young adult children to study the impact of family background on young people's educational attainments. The data is derived from the first seven years (1991-97) of the British Household Panel Study. Parents' educational attainments are found to be very strongly associated with their children's educational attainments, and for an important part of the population these associations can be given a causal interpretation. In addition, young adults who experience single parenthood as children and those who come from families in the bottom income quartile have significantly lower educational attainments.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 10:19
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2022 10:55

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