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Intergenerational Transmission of Musical Education

Víctor Fernández-Blanco (), Maria Jose Perez-Villadoniga () and Juan Prieto-Rodriguez ()
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Maria Jose Perez-Villadoniga: Departamento de Economia, Facultad de Economia y Empresa, Universidad de Oviedo

No AWP-01-2016, ACEI Working Paper Series from Association for Cultural Economics International

Abstract: There is an extensive literature documenting the fact that there is a positive correlation between parental education and that of their children. While most research has focused on the transmission of formal schooling, there are other aspects of education that may be considered. For instance, music training has been shown to have a positive correlation with other cognitive abilities, such as mathematics and linguistics. In this paper, we analyze the intergenerational transmission of musical education. We have collected data on musical, general arts and formal education on a representative sample of Asturias, a Northern Spanish region. We find that the intergenerational link goes from both parents to their children. Furthermore, mothers’ musical training has a greater impact on males than that of the fathers’. On the contrary, in the case of females, only the father-child link is significant.

Keywords: Music education; intergenerational transmission (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 Z11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 18 pages
Date: 2016-01, Revised 2016-01
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