This chapter examines the differential effects of mother's schooling and father's schooling on the acquisition of schooling by their offspring. It does this in a “cross-cultural” context by comparing results across three countries: Germany, Hungary, and the Former Soviet Union. It looks within these countries, by gender, at different ethnic subgroups. Evidence is found, generally, that father's schooling is more important than mother's, but this does vary by ethnic group. Mother's schooling plays a relatively larger role for females.
Gang, I. (2010), "Chapter 17 Who Matters Most? The Effect of Parent's Schooling on Children's Schooling", Epstein, G. and Gang, I. (Ed.) Migration and Culture (Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 8), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 401-414. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1574-8715(2010)0000008023Download as .RIS
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