EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The Intergenerational Transmission of Education: Evidence from Taiwanese Adoptions

James Hammitt, Jin-Tan Liu and Meng-Wen Tsou

No 11-273, TSE Working Papers from Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)

Abstract: This paper examines the causal effect of parental schooling on children’s schooling using a large sample of adoptees from Taiwan. Using birth-parents’ education to help control for selective placement of children with adoptive parents, we find that adoptees raised with more highly educated parents have higher educational attainment, measured by years of schooling and probability of university graduation. We also find evidence that adoptive father’s schooling is more important for sons’ and adoptive mother’s schooling is more important for daughters’ educational attainment. These results support the notion that family environment (nurture) is important in determining children’s educational outcomes, independent of genetic endowment.

Keywords: intergenerational transmission; education; schooling; adoption (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-12
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-edu, nep-lab, nep-ltv and nep-ure
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations:

Downloads: (external link)
http://www2.toulouse.inra.fr/lerna/travaux/cahiers2011/11.22.356.pdf Full text (application/pdf)
Our link check indicates that this URL is bad, the error code is: 500 Can't connect to www2.toulouse.inra.fr:80 (A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond.)

Related works:
Journal Article: The intergenerational transmission of education: Evidence from Taiwanese adoptions (2012) Downloads
Working Paper: The Intergenerational Transmission of Education: Evidence from Taiwanese Adoptions (2011) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:tse:wpaper:25462

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in TSE Working Papers from Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2024-06-14
Handle: RePEc:tse:wpaper:25462