Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58845
Authors: 
Lundborg, Petter
Nordin, Martin
Rooth, Dan Olof
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6099
Abstract: 
In this paper, we focus on possible causal mechanisms behind the intergenerational transmission of human capital. For this purpose, we use both an adoption and a twin design and study the effect of parents' education on their children's cognitive skills, non-cognitive skills, and health. Our results show that greater parental education increases children's cognitive and non-cognitive skills, as well as their health. These results suggest that the effect of parents' education on children's education may work partly through the positive effect that parental education has on children's skills and health.
Subjects: 
intergenerational transmission
human capital
education
health
cognitive skills
non-cognitive skills
adoptees
twins
JEL: 
I12
I11
J14
J12
C41
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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