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Parental Education and Child Human Capital: Evidence from Indonesia

Hoffmann, Anne LU (2013) EKHR51 20131
Department of Economic History
Abstract
This paper exploits one of the largest school construction programs on record, which took place in Indonesia in the 1970s, to estimate the causal effect of parental education on child human capital. I use variation in program exposure as an instrument for maternal and paternal length of schooling. The results show little evidence of a causal impact of parental education on child health and skills despite strong cross-sectional correlations. Hence, my findings suggest that the strong associations between parental education and child human capital are predominantly due to family background and inherited ability.
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author
Hoffmann, Anne LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHR51 20131
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
parental education, human capital, child health, child skills, child education, development economics, Indonesia, IFLS, school construction
language
English
id
3865159
date added to LUP
2013-08-23 14:32:02
date last changed
2013-08-23 14:32:02
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  abstract     = {This paper exploits one of the largest school construction programs on record, which took place in Indonesia in the 1970s, to estimate the causal effect of parental education on child human capital. I use variation in program exposure as an instrument for maternal and paternal length of schooling. The results show little evidence of a causal impact of parental education on child health and skills despite strong cross-sectional correlations. Hence, my findings suggest that the strong associations between parental education and child human capital are predominantly due to family background and inherited ability.},
  author       = {Hoffmann, Anne},
  keyword      = {parental education,human capital,child health,child skills,child education,development economics,Indonesia,IFLS,school construction},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Parental Education and Child Human Capital: Evidence from Indonesia},
  year         = {2013},
}