Gender and Migration Background in Intergenerational Educational Mobility

Schneebaum, Alyssa and Rumplmaier, Bernhard and Altzinger, Wilfried (2013) Gender and Migration Background in Intergenerational Educational Mobility. Department of Economics Working Paper Series, 156. WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.

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We employ 2011 European Union Survey on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) data for Austria to perform Markovian mobility matrix analysis and uni- and multivariate econometric analysis to study intergenerational educational mobility by gender and migration background. We find that the educational attainment of girls and migrants relative to their parents is less mobile than for boys and natives. Further, the immobility of educational attainment is enhanced by the intersection of these identities: migrant girls are the least educationally mobile group and are especially likely to follow their mothers 19 educational footsteps, while native boys are the most mobile, especially compared to their mothers. (authors' abstract)

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: educational mobility / gender / migration / intergenerational persistence
Classification Codes: JEL J62, I24 J15, J16
Divisions: Departments > Volkswirtschaft
Depositing User: C├ęcile Undreiner
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2013 08:16
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 00:41

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