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Title:Intergenerational persistence in educational attainment in Italy PDF Logo
Authors:Checchi, Daniele
Fiorio, Carlo V.
Leonardi, Marco
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 3622
Abstract:In this paper we show that there is a reduction in the correlation coefficient between father and children schooling levels over time in Italy. However, focusing on equality of circumstances, we show that there is still a persistent difference in the odds of attaining a college degree between children of college educated parents and children of parents with lower secondary education attainment. The explanation of these trends lies in differential impact of liquidity constraints and risk aversion. Some descriptive evidence on the persistent differential in returns to college education depending on father's education is also provided.
Subjects:Educational attainment
Italy
family background
JEL:J62
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2008081255
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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