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Family matters: Impacts of family background on educational attainments

Ermisch, J and Francesconi, M (2001) 'Family matters: Impacts of family background on educational attainments.' Economica, 68 (270). 137 - 156. ISSN 0013-0427

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Abstract

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 > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 10:19
Last Modified: 29 May 2018 21:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2564

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