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Is Schooling "Mostly in the Genes"? Nature-N urture Decomposition Using Data on Relatives

Jere Behrman and Paul Taubman

Journal of Political Economy, 1989, vol. 97, issue 6, 1425-46

Abstract: The authors modify R. A. Fisher's model by incorporating measures on the environment that may be correlated across kin groups. They estimate a model of schooling attainment using data on eight kin groups and find a large contribution of generic endowments to the variance in schooling, though certain aspects of the environment matter. Copyright 1989 by University of Chicago Press.

Date: 1989
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