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Parental Investments in Schooling: The Roles of Gender and Resources in Urban Brazil

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  • Thomas, D.
  • Schoeni, R.F.
  • Strauss, J.

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There have been dramatic increases in educational attainment in Brazil over the last half-century. These increases have been especially rapid for women who are, today, better educated than men. The importance of the education and income of mothers and fathers in explaining this growth is explored.

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Paper provided by RAND - Labor and Population Program in its series Papers with number 96-02.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:fth:randlp:96-02

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Keywords: INVESTMENTS; SCHOOLS; BRAZIL; EDUCATION;

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  1. Manon Domingues Dos Santos & Fran├žois-Charles Wolff, 2009. "Human capital background and the educational attainment of the second-generation immigrants in France," Working Papers hal-00417879, HAL.
  2. Pushkar Maitra, 2001. "Schooling and Educational Attainment: Evidence from Bangladesh," ASARC Working Papers 2001-07, The Australian National University, Australia South Asia Research Centre.
  3. Jere R. Behrman & Mark R. Rosenzweig, 2002. "Does Increasing Women's Schooling Raise the Schooling of the Next Generation?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 92(1), pages 323-334, March.
  4. Irineu Evangelista de Carvalho Filho, 2012. "Household Income as a Determinant of Child Labor and School Enrollment in Brazil: Evidence from a Social Security Reform," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 60(2), pages 399 - 435.
  5. Irineu E. Carvalho Filho, 2008. "Household Income As a Determinant of Child Labor and School Enrollment in Brazil," IMF Working Papers 08/241, International Monetary Fund.

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