In this paper we suggest a simple decomposition of the correlation coefficient of education to account for different intergenerational mobility of subgroups of the population, which is of key importance from a policy persepective. Focussing on the interesting Italian case, we show that the high persistence of educational attainment found in the data is due to a much larger probability of obtaining a college degree of children of highly educated fathers

Intergenerational persistence of educational attainment in Italy / D. Checchi, C.V. Fiorio, M. Leonardi. - In: ECONOMICS LETTERS. - ISSN 0165-1765. - 118:1(2013), pp. 229-232. [10.1016/j.econlet.2012.10.033]

Intergenerational persistence of educational attainment in Italy

D. Checchi;C.V. Fiorio;M. Leonardi
2013

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In this paper we suggest a simple decomposition of the correlation coefficient of education to account for different intergenerational mobility of subgroups of the population, which is of key importance from a policy persepective. Focussing on the interesting Italian case, we show that the high persistence of educational attainment found in the data is due to a much larger probability of obtaining a college degree of children of highly educated fathers
Educational attainment; Intergenerational mobility; Correlation coefficient
Settore SECS-P/01 - Economia Politica
Settore SECS-P/02 - Politica Economica
Settore SECS-P/03 - Scienza delle Finanze
2013
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