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Age at School Entry and Intergenerational Educational Mobility

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  • Bauer, Philipp C.

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    (economiesuisse)

  • Riphahn, Regina T.

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    (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)

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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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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 3977.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2009
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Publication status: published in: Economics Letters, 2009, 103 (2), 87-90
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp3977

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Keywords: educational mobility; intergenerational transmission of education; age at entry;

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  1. Hanushek, Eric A. & Wößmann, Ludger, 2006. "Does educational tracking affect performance and inequality? differences-in-differences evidence across countries," Munich Reprints in Economics 20457, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
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  1. Deborah A. Cobb-Clarke & Mathias Sinning & Steven Stillman, 2011. "Migrant Youths' Educational Achievement: The Role of Institutions," ANU Working Papers in Economics and Econometrics 2011-565, Australian National University, College of Business and Economics, School of Economics.
  2. Schnitzlein, Daniel D., 2012. "How Important Is Cultural Background for the Level of Intergenerational Mobility?," EconStor Open Access Articles, ZBW - German National Library of Economics, pages 335-337.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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