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Intergenerational persistence of educational attainment in Italy

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  • Checchi, Daniele
  • Fiorio, Carlo V.
  • Leonardi, Marco

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In this paper we suggest a simple decomposition of the correlation coefficient of education to account for the different intergenerational mobility of subgroups of the population, which is of key importance from a policy perspective.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 118 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 229-232

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:118:y:2013:i:1:p:229-232

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Keywords: Educational attainment; Intergenerational mobility; Correlation coefficient;

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