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dc.contributor.advisorKern, Andreas
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dc.date.accessioned2019-07-05T19:16:01Z
dc.date.created2019
dc.date.issued
dc.date.submitted01/01/2019
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dc.descriptionM.P.P.
dc.description.abstractInequality is a prominent public concern because it imposes significant development barriers. Even thought the average years of educational attainment in Latin America have increase it continues to be the most unequal region of the world. It is very difficult for low income parents to aspire higher levels of education for their children because a family socio economic status will determine differential access of opportunity. When those at the top of the income distribution in inherited their position, there are more incentives to remain among the wealthiest and far from the unprivileged.
dc.description.abstractDespite large investments in public education, there are significant differences in access to education, both in terms of quality and quantity, among social classes. Latin American societies in the bottom income quantiles continue to show lower educational mobility rates. Restricted access to education beyond the primary level can help explain the low mobility rates in the region. This paper examines the impact of parent’s educational attainment on their future generation’s mobility rates using Ordinary Least Squares and Quantile Regressions, as a means of assessing the relationship between the distribution of parental education and income, and their children’s educational attainment. The results suggest that limited educational attainment in the parental generation depresses mobility rates for their children.
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dc.format.extent56 leaves
dc.languageen
dc.publisherGeorgetown University
dc.sourceGeorgetown University-Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
dc.sourcePublic Policy & Policy Management
dc.subjectEquality of Opportunity
dc.subjectFamily Background
dc.subjectIntergenerational mobility
dc.subjectLatin America
dc.subject.lcshSocial structure
dc.subject.lcshEconomics
dc.subject.otherSocial structure
dc.subject.otherEconomics
dc.titleIntergenerational Mobility, Equality of Opportunity, and the Importance of Family Background in Latin America
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gu.embargo.lift-date2021-07-05
gu.embargo.termscommon-2-years
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