Table 5

Decomposition of the total effect of parental education on offspring secondary and tertiary education into a controlled direct effect and a portion eliminated, following a hypothetical eradication of adolescent health problems

Parental EducationTotal EffectControlled Direct EffectPortion Eliminated
A Secondary Education (n = 352,899) 
 Basic (ref.)    
 Secondary .113 .101 .012 
(.107, .118) (.094, .108) (.007, .016) 
 Tertiary .186 .167 .019 
(.180, .192) (.160, .174) (.015, .024) 
B Tertiary Education (among those with completed secondary education; n = 318,202) 
 Basic (ref.)    
 Secondary .083 .087 –.003 
(.076, .089) (.078, .095) (–.009, .002) 
 Tertiary .310 .317 –.007 
(.303, .316) (.309, .326) (–.012, –.002) 
Parental EducationTotal EffectControlled Direct EffectPortion Eliminated
A Secondary Education (n = 352,899) 
 Basic (ref.)    
 Secondary .113 .101 .012 
(.107, .118) (.094, .108) (.007, .016) 
 Tertiary .186 .167 .019 
(.180, .192) (.160, .174) (.015, .024) 
B Tertiary Education (among those with completed secondary education; n = 318,202) 
 Basic (ref.)    
 Secondary .083 .087 –.003 
(.076, .089) (.078, .095) (–.009, .002) 
 Tertiary .310 .317 –.007 
(.303, .316) (.309, .326) (–.012, –.002) 
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