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Demography (2023) 60 (4): 1139–1161.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Emma Gorman Abstract This study assesses whether an additional year of secondary schooling has lasting causal effects on cognitive function. I use data from Understanding Society, the largest longitudinal household study in the United Kingdom, and exploit quasi-experimental variation in schooling...
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Demography (2009) 46 (3): 513–534.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Kevin J.A. Thomas Abstract In this study, I examine disparities in schooling progress among children born to immigrant and U.S.-born blacks. I find that in one- and two-parent families, children born to black immigrants are less likely to fall behind in school than those born to U.S.-born blacks...
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Demography (1987) 24 (3): 341–359.
Published: 01 August 1987
... . Quarterly Journal of Economics , 85 , 409 – 415 . 10.2307/1885930 Barechello, R. R. 1979. The Schooling of Farm Youth in Canada. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Chicago, Dept. of Economics. Becker , G. S. ( 1981 ). A Treatise on the Family . Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard...
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Demography (1984) 21 (2): 235–257.
Published: 01 May 1984
...Clifford C. Clogg; James W. Shockey Abstract This paper deals with the mismatch between occupation and schooling attainment, the imbalance between occupation-specific demand for labor and schooling-level-specific labor supply. A framework for measuring the prevalence of mismatch is given...
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Demography (2006) 43 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Parfait M. Eloundou-Enyegue; Lindy B. Williams Abstract Contrary to theory and evidence from many other regions, previous studies in sub-Saharan Africa have found surprisingly weak associations between family size and schooling. It is unclear, however, whether these weak results reflect (spurious...
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Demography (2017) 54 (5): 1603–1626.
Published: 01 August 2017
..., family size, two-parent family structure, and age of mother at birth) underpinnings of the growing income-based gap in schooling using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Across 31 cohorts, we find that increases in the income gap between high- and low-income children account for approximately...
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Demography (2017) 54 (6): 2181–2200.
Published: 02 October 2017
...Ainhoa Aparicio Fenoll; Zoë Kuehn Abstract Educational attainment is a key factor for understanding why some individuals migrate and others do not. Compulsory schooling laws, which determine an individual’s minimum level of education, can potentially affect migration. We test whether and how...
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Demography (2018) 55 (6): 2371–2394.
Published: 17 October 2018
... attainments of her age-mates. Using data from 30 countries and 246 birth cohorts across sub-Saharan Africa, we investigate the impact of educational context (the percentage of women in a country cohort who ever attended school) on the relationship between a woman’s educational attainment and her marital...
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Demography (2016) 53 (3): 835–863.
Published: 06 May 2016
..., and having a low body mass index. Among sub-Saharan African cohorts, the estimated changes are larger, particularly for years of schooling. The pseudo-cohort approach can enable longitudinal testing of life course hypotheses using large-scale, standardized, repeated cross-sectional data and with considerable...
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Demography (2016) 53 (4): 1135–1168.
Published: 08 July 2016
...Petter Lundborg; Carl Hampus Lyttkens; Paul Nystedt Abstract By using historical data on about 50,000 twins born in Sweden during 1886–1958, we demonstrate a positive and statistically significant relationship between years of schooling and longevity. This relation remains almost unchanged when...
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Demography (2016) 53 (6): 1743–1770.
Published: 07 November 2016
...Sophia Chae Abstract A growing body of literature has examined the impact of different types of family structures on children’s schooling in sub-Saharan Africa. These studies have investigated how living arrangements, gender of the household head, parental death, and paternal migration are related...
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Demography (2017) 54 (3): 1147–1173.
Published: 11 April 2017
...Patrick Denice Abstract Trends and gaps in educational attainment by race and gender have received much attention in recent years, but reports of these trends have generally focused on traditional-age college students. Little is known about whether and how enrollment in formal schooling among older...
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Demography (2019) 56 (5): 1931–1956.
Published: 09 September 2019
... not always found these predicted biases—perhaps because in societies where children work, older children are more efficient at household tasks and substitute for younger children, whose time can then be allocated to school. The role of labor substitution in determining children’s schooling remains uncertain...
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Demography (2012) 49 (2): 477–498.
Published: 10 February 2012
...Kevin J. A. Thomas Abstract This study uses data from the 2000 U.S. census to examine whether the schooling advantage of black immigrants’ children found in previous studies is robust. According to the results, the advantage associated with having migrant parents is not restricted to the children...
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Demography (2011) 48 (4): 1347–1375.
Published: 13 August 2011
...Jere R. Behrman; Hans-Peter Kohler; Vibeke Myrup Jensen; Dorthe Pedersen; Inge Petersen; Paul Bingley; Kaare Christensen Abstract Schooling generally is positively associated with better health-related outcomes—for example, less hospitalization and later mortality—but these associations do...
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Demography (2015) 52 (6): 1917–1927.
Published: 05 October 2015
...Julia Andrea Behrman Abstract Social investment in schooling in low-income countries has increased greatly in the 1990s and 2000s because of the robust associations among schooling and demographic, economic, and health outcomes. This analysis investigates whether targeted school-attendance stipend...
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Demography (2014) 51 (4): 1271–1293.
Published: 11 June 2014
...Esther M. Friedman; Robert D. Mare Abstract Contemporary stratification research on developed societies usually views the intergenerational transmission of educational advantage as a one-way effect from parent to child. However, parents’ investment in their offspring’s schooling may yield...
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Demography (2014) 51 (2): 599–617.
Published: 28 February 2014
... of parental characteristics. On average, living with grandparents reduces the likelihood of school dropout, but that effect varies substantially with the education of coresident grandparents. Sociologists and demographers have long been interested in the question of social mobility—that is, the extent...
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Demography (2015) 52 (1): 281–313.
Published: 18 December 2014
...Moussa Bougma; Thomas K. LeGrand; Jean-François Kobiané Abstract As evidenced in Western rich countries, Asia, and Latin America, lower fertility allows couples to invest more in each of their children’s schooling. This postulate is the key rationale of family planning policies in sub-Saharan...
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Demography (2021) 58 (2): 685–710.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Pepita Barlow Abstract An extensive social scientific literature has documented the importance of schooling in preventing overweight and obesity among women. However, prior quasi-experimental studies investigating the causal effect of schooling on women's overweight and obesity have focused almost...
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