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Age at school entry and intergenerational educational mobility

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  • Bauer, Philipp C.
  • Riphahn, Regina T.

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We use Swiss data to test whether intergenerational educational mobility is affected by the age at which children first enter (primary) school. Early age at school entry significantly affects mobility and reduces the relative advantage of children of better educated parents.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 103 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 87-90

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:103:y:2009:i:2:p:87-90

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Keywords: Age at entry Intergenerational transmission of education Educational mobility;

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  1. Eric A. Hanushek & Ludger Woessmann, 2005. "Does Educational Tracking Affect Performance and Inequality? Differences-in-Differences Evidence across Countries," NBER Working Papers 11124, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  1. Cobb-Clark, Deborah A. & Sinning, Mathias & Stillman, Steven, 2011. "Migrant Youths' Educational Achievement: The Role of Institutions," IZA Discussion Papers 6150, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Regina Flake, 2013. "Young FSU Migrants in Germany: Educational Attainment and Early Labor Market Outcomes," Ruhr Economic Papers 0425, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen.
  3. Schnitzlein, Daniel D., 2011. "How important is cultural background for the level of intergenerational mobility?," Working Papers 11-12, University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics.
  4. Bauer, Philipp C. & Riphahn, Regina T., 2013. "Institutional determinants of intergenerational education transmission — Comparing alternative mechanisms for natives and immigrants," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 25(C), pages 110-122.
  5. Cobb-Clark, Deborah A. & Nguyen, Trong-Ha, 2010. "Immigration Background and the Intergenerational Correlation in Education," IZA Discussion Papers 4985, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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