Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/73756
Authors: 
Piopiunik, Marc
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Ifo Working Paper 107
Abstract: 
This paper estimates the causal effect of an additional year of parents’ schooling on theirchildren’s education, exploiting compulsory schooling reforms that were implemented inall West German states between 1946 and 1969. Although previous research indicatesthat these reforms had no effects on earnings or political behaviour, I find that an additionalyear of schooling women strongly affects their sons’ education. Based on severaldatasets, numerous channels that might mediate the positive impact of mothers’ educationare investigated. Most importantly, individuals with more schooling value children’seducational success as more important.
Subjects: 
Intergenerational mobility
education
compulsory schooling reforms
SOEP
JEL: 
I20
J62
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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