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|Title:||Schooling, Family Background and Adoption: Is it Nature or is it Nurture? |
Vijverberg, Wim P. M.
|Issue Date:||2001 |
|Series/Report no.:||IZA Discussion paper series 247|
|Abstract:||When parents are more educated, their children tend to receive more schooling as well. Does this occur because parental ability is passed on genetically or because more educated parents provide a better environment for children to flourish? Using an intergenerational sample of families, we estimate on the basis of a comparison of biological and adopted children that at most 65 percent of the parental ability is genetically transmitted.|
|Document Type:||Working Paper|
|Appears in Collections:||IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)|
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