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The intergenerational transmission of maternal human capital and the gender gap in educational attainment

  • Dussaillant, Francisca
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    An 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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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 111 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 3 (June)
    Pages: 226-229

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:111:y:2011:i:3:p:226-229
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