How Does The Parents´ Attained Level Of Education Influence Lifelong Learning Of Children?



Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Efficiency and Responsibility in Education: 10th International Conference
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Field Economy
Keywords Human capital; Lifelong learning; Adult Education Survey; Intergenerational transmission
Description The aim of this paper is to examine the impact of parents educational level on lifelong learning of children. This intergenerational transmission, if proven, could influence the investments into the human capital in the long run. We used data from Adult Education Survey 2011 (AES) to test the hypothesis that the parental attained level of education has a significant impact on the initial educational level of their children as well as on their lifelong learning participation. Furthermore, using data from AES, we tested the association between parental educational level and childrens language skills and reading activity. We have found that the parental effect on lifelong learning participation is slightly weaker than the effect of initial adults education. Nevertheless, the intergenerational transmission mechanism obviously works. As for the nominal and ordinal character of the data, we used mainly the standard statistical methods including nonparametric tests, logit model and correspondence analysis.
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