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How do mothers matter for intergenerational mobility globally?

With the world expansion of education, mothers have an increasingly important role in shaping the educational status of their children, particularly for daughters and in contexts with a high prevalence of mothers who are paired with a less-educated father.

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Fig. 1: Predicted parent–child associations in educational status vary with education expansion and the educational pairing patterns of parents across societies and cohorts.


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This is a summary of: Hu, Y. & Qian, Y. Gender, education expansion and intergenerational educational mobility around the world. Nat. Hum. Behav., (2023).

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