Ethnic capital and intergenerational transmission of educational attainment

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Abstract

This paper studies the role of ethnicity in the intergenerational transmission of educational attainment within the framework outlined by Borjas (Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1992, 107(1), 123-150). Relying on heteroskedasticity to identify parameters in the presence of endogenous regressors, I find evidence that the ordinary least squares estimates of the effect of ethnic capital on intergenerational transmission of education are biased upwards due to the transfer of unobserved ability. I also find that, while the role of parental capital has declined over time, ethnic capital has a relatively constant effect on intergenerational transmission of educational attainment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)606-611
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Econometrics
Volume34
Issue number4
Early online date5-Jan-2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun-2019

Keywords

  • ACHIEVEMENT
  • MOBILITY

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