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Does Increasing Women's Schooling Raise the Schooling of the Next Generation? Reply

Jere Behrman and Mark Rosenzweig

American Economic Review, 2005, vol. 95, issue 5, 1745-1751

Abstract: We reassess the empirical robustness of the empirical findings in Jere R. Berhman and Mark R. Rosenzweig (2002) using new information on schooling which was collected and coded independently of codings carried out by both Kate Antonovics and Arthur Goldberger, and Berhmamn and Rosenzweig. We conclude that the independently coded data and the codings by Antonovics and Goldberger provide additional support for Behrman and Rosenzweig's original results showing that the positive cross-sectional relationship between a mother's schooling and her child's schooling is not robust to controls for unmeasured, intergenerationally correlated endowments, while the positive effect of paternal schooling is robust.

Date: 2005
Note: DOI: 10.1257/000282805775014263
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