Intergenerational mobility in education : is Africa different?

Show simple item record Azomahou, Theophile T. Yitbarek, Eleni 2021-09-16T10:55:41Z 2021-09-16T10:55:41Z 2021-07
dc.description.abstract This study analyzes the intergenerational transmission of education in nine Sub-Saharan African countries, using nationally representative household survey data on parents of adult individuals. It provides the levels and trends of intergenerational persistence of years of schooling over 50 years, and it also ranks the nine countries relative to other nations. There is a declining cohort trend in the intergenerational persistence of education, particularly after the 1960s. Nevertheless, the education of parents remains a strong determinant of the educational outcomes of children. The analysis also documents country heterogeneity (intergenerational educational mobility varies significantly across countries) and a marked gender effect: daughter's education attainment is more correlated with her parents' education than that of sons. From a policy perspective, our result points to the importance of targeted redistributive policies and the expansion of secondary education to improve mobility. en_ZA
dc.description.department Economics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian pm2021 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Azomahou, T.T. & Yitbarek, E. (2021) Intergenerational mobility in education: Is Africa different? Contemporary Economic Policy, 39:503–523. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1074-3529 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1465-7287 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1111/coep.12495
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Wiley en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020 The Authors. Contemporary Economic Policy published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of the Western Economic Association International. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License. en_ZA
dc.subject Education en_ZA
dc.subject Gender en_ZA
dc.subject Intergenerational mobility en_ZA
dc.subject Sub-Saharan Africa en_ZA
dc.title Intergenerational mobility in education : is Africa different? en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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