The intergenerational transmission of education: Evidence from Taiwanese adoptions

Meng Wen Tsou, Jin Tan Liu, James K. Hammitt

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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.

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頁(從 - 到)134-136
頁數3
期刊Economics Letters
115
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已出版 - 4月 2012

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