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Kindergarten Enrollment and the Intergenerational Transmission of Education

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  • Bauer, Philipp C.

    () (economiesuisse)

  • Riphahn, Regina T.

    () (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)

Abstract

We use Swiss data to test whether intergenerational educational mobility is affected by the age at which children enroll in kindergarten. Taking advantage of heterogeneity across cantons we find that early kindergarten enrollment significantly increases educational mobility.

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  • Bauer, Philipp C. & Riphahn, Regina T., 2009. "Kindergarten Enrollment and the Intergenerational Transmission of Education," IZA Discussion Papers 4466, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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    1. David Deming & Susan Dynarski, 2008. "The Lengthening of Childhood," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 22(3), pages 71-92, Summer.
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    Cited by:

    1. Black, Sandra E. & Devereux, Paul J., 2011. "Recent Developments in Intergenerational Mobility," Handbook of Labor Economics, Elsevier.
    2. repec:bla:etrans:v:25:y:2017:i:4:p:575-591 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Nathalie Chusseau & Joel Hellier, 2012. "Education, Intergenerational Mobility and Inequality," Working Papers 261, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.

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    Keywords

    Kindergarten; intergenerational transmission of education; educational mobility; pre-school enrollment;

    JEL classification:

    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • D30 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - General

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