The intergenerational transmission of maternal human capital and the gender gap in educational attainment
AbstractAn intergenerational effect of maternal (and not paternal) human capital on offspring's human capital production is a mechanism that induces males and females to attain different education levels. This mechanism allows for explanations of the reversal in the gender education gap.
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