Ethnic capital and intergenerational transmission of educational attainment

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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.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)606-611
Aantal pagina's6
TijdschriftJournal of Applied Econometrics
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
Vroegere onlinedatum5-jan-2019
StatusPublished - jun-2019

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