English title: The Inheritance of Educational Inequality: International Comparisons and Fifty-Year Trends
Author(s): Tom Hertz - Tamara Jayasundera - Patrizio Piraino - Sibel Selcuk - Nicole Smith - Alina Verashchagina -
Type: Journal article
This paper estimates 50-year trends in the intergenerational persistence of educational attainment for a sample of 42 nations around the globe. Large regional differences in educational persistence are documented, with Latin America displaying the highest intergenerational correlations, and the Nordic countries the lowest. We also demonstrate that the global average correlation between parent and child's schooling has held steady at about 0.4 for the past fifty years.
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Journal: The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy