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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This is a summary of: Hu, Y. & Qian, Y. Gender, education expansion and intergenerational educational mobility around the world. Nat. Hum. Behav., https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-023-01545-5 (2023).
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How do mothers matter for intergenerational mobility globally?. Nat Hum Behav (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-023-01546-4