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dc.contributor.authorLauer, Charlotteen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T15:12:26Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T15:12:26Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24794-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyses the impact of family background, gender and cohort on educational attainment in France and Germany, relying on a theoretical model imbedded in the human capital theory. In a second step, the educational process is decomposed into school and post-school achievement. The same conceptual framework applies at both stages, but a correlation is permitted between them. Empirically, this boils down to estimating a multivariate ordered probit model. The results show that in spite of huge differences in the distribution of education in France and Germany, these countries prove surprisingly similar with respect to the impact of family background and cohorts. However, there are significant dissimilarities depending on the stage observed in the educational career, in particular with respect to gender differences.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) |cMannheim-
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aZEW Discussion Papers |x02-12en_US
dc.subject.jelC5en_US
dc.subject.jelI2en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEducational attainmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordMultivariate ordered probiten_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwFamiliensoziologieen_US
dc.subject.stwKohortenanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.subject.stwFrankreichen_US
dc.titleFamily background, cohort and education: A French-German comparisonen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn751233897en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:885-

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