Post-Socialist Transition and the Intergenerational Transmission of Education in Kyrgyzstan
AbstractWe investigate long-term trends in the intergenerational transmission of education in a low income country undergoing a transition from socialism to a market economy. We draw on evidence from Kyrgyzstan using data from three household surveys collected in 1993, 1998 and 2011. We find that Kyrgyzstan, like Eastern European middle income transition economies, generally maintained high educational mobility, comparable to the levels during Soviet times. However, we find that the younger cohorts, who were exposed to the transition during their school years, experienced a rapid decline in educational mobility. We also document that gender differences in schooling and educational mobility, found among older-aged individuals, disappeared in the younger population.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its series Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin with number 1284.
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Date of creation: 2013
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intergenerational mobility; educational attainment; gender; transition economy; Kyrgyzstan; Central Asia;
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- Brück, Tilman & Esenaliev, Damir, 2013. "Post-Socialist Transition and the Intergenerational Transmission of Education in Kyrgyzstan," IZA Discussion Papers 7318, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
- P36 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Consumer Economics; Health; Education and Training; Welfare, Income, Wealth, and Poverty
- I25 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Economic Development
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- NEP-ALL-2013-03-30 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2013-03-30 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-DEM-2013-03-30 (Demographic Economics)
- NEP-EDU-2013-03-30 (Education)
- NEP-TRA-2013-03-30 (Transition Economics)
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