Educational inheritance and the distribution of occupations: Evidence from South Africa

 

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dc.creator Keswell, Malcolm
dc.creator Girdwood, Sarah
dc.creator Leibbrandt, Murray
dc.date 2014-06-25T10:24:16Z
dc.date 2014-06-25T10:24:16Z
dc.date 2013
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-28T10:06:42Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-28T10:06:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05-28
dc.identifier Keswell, M., Girdwood, S. & Leibbrandt, M. (2013). Educational inheritance and the distribution of occupations: Evidence from South Africa, Review of Income and Wealth, Series 59:S111-S137, October.
dc.identifier http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/roiw.12066/abstract
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/11090/740
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/740
dc.description We analyze the role of educational opportunity in shaping inequality in the distribution of occupations in the long run. We use the timing of political events in the history of the struggle to end Apartheid to devise an identification strategy that permits a causal interpretation of the role of educational opportunity. We find evidence that educational opportunity has a strong conditioning effect on the distribution of occupations in steady state. In particular, African female children who inherit the same level of educational opportunity as their parents are 6 percentage points more likely to be in the bottom of the occupation distribution than if they were exposed to better educational opportunities. An alternative identification strategy based on matching on the probability of educational persistence suggests that this figure is approximately 10 percent for younger cohorts of African female children.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Review of Income and Wealth
dc.subject Dynastic inequality
dc.subject Intergenerational mobility
dc.subject Occupation
dc.subject Education
dc.subject Apartheid
dc.title Educational inheritance and the distribution of occupations: Evidence from South Africa
dc.type Journal Article
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department SALDRU en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article DA - 2015-05-28 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Dynastic inequality KW - Intergenerational mobility KW - Occupation KW - Education KW - Apartheid LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - Educational inheritance and the distribution of occupations: Evidence from South Africa TI - Educational inheritance and the distribution of occupations: Evidence from South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11090/740 ER - en_ZA


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