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The Impact of Parental Income and Education on the Schooling of their Children

The Impact of Parental Income and Education on the Schooling of their Children

We investigate the relationship between early school-leaving and parental education and paternal income using UK Labour Force Survey data. OLS estimation reveals modest effects of income, stronger effects of maternal education relative to paternal, and stronger effects on sons than daughters. Using IV to simultaneously model the endogeneity of parental education and income Read More

Family Income and Early Achievement Across the Urban–Rural Continuum

Family Income and Early Achievement Across the Urban–Rural Continuum

Rural and suburban children account for the majority of poor children in the United States. Yet, most research examining poverty’s associations with child development is focused on urban samples. Using nationally representative data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Read More

Socioeconomic Background, Education, and Labor Force Outcomes: Evidence from a Regional US Sample

Socioeconomic Background, Education, and Labor Force Outcomes: Evidence from a Regional US Sample

This paper examines the long-term association of family socioeconomic status (SES), educational, and labor force outcomes in a regional US longitudinal sample (N = 2264). The results offer insights into the mechanisms underlying the role of family SES in transitions from secondary Read More