Gender specialization in households: An empirical analysis

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Ortega, Francesc; Tanaka, Ryuichi. Gender specialization in households: An empirical analysis. 2007
To cite or link this document: Ortega, Francesc Tanaka, Ryuichi
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa 2007-01-01
dc.description.abstract This paper studies the effect of parental education on the educational attainment of children in the US for cohorts born after 1910. Importantly, we allow for cohort-specific differences by gender. Our estimates show that paternal education has been more important for the attainment of male children (paternal specialization on sons). However, maternal specialization (on daughters) seems to have appeared only for cohorts born after 1955. We interpret these results as evidence that fathers are more important role models for sons while mothers are a more important reference for daughters. We argue that our results are robust to the presence of hereditary unobserved ability and conjecture that both types of gender specialization may have been present in earlier cohorts too.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 1021
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dc.title Gender specialization in households: An empirical analysis
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper 2014-06-03T07:14:20Z
dc.subject.keyword ability
dc.subject.keyword gender
dc.subject.keyword human capital
dc.subject.keyword educational economics
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