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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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  • Checchi, Daniele & Fiorio, Carlo V. & Leonardi, Marco, 2013. "Intergenerational persistence of educational attainment in Italy," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 118(1), pages 229-232.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:118:y:2013:i:1:p:229-232
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.10.033
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    Keywords

    Educational attainment; Intergenerational mobility; Correlation coefficient;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy

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