Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/43708
Authors: 
Canova, Luciano
Vaglio, Alessandro
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Economics Discussion Papers 2010-29
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the role performed by mothers in affecting their childrens' performance at school. The article develops firstly a theoretical model in which household (parent-child pair) is treated as an individual, whose utility depends both on the performance at school of the student and on consumption. The model focuses on the different possibilities through which help of mothers may affect pupil's performance both in terms of time devoted to supervision and spillover effects. Empirical evidence then, using PISA 2006 and focusing on Italian case, shows that education of mothers is an issue when interacted with her occupational status. Highly educated mothers have a positive impact on students' score only when they are highly qualified in the job market.
Subjects: 
education
PISA
quantile regressions
parental help
JEL: 
J12
J21
J24
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/deed.en
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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