Is the past still holding us back? A study on intergenerational education mobility in India
P K V, Kishan
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This paper deals with intergenerational education mobility in India. We make use of IHDS-II (2011-12) and prepare a representative dataset that goes beyond co-resident pairs of son-father by utilizing a unique feature of IHDS data. From the resulting sample of 44,532 son-father pairs and appropriate cohort analysis, we find that there is still a high degree of intergenerational persistence in education, although the same is decreasing steadily over time since independence. Through quantile regression, we find that sons are most mobile at the top end of the education distribution. Finally, "Higher Inequality (during fathers' generation) a Lesser Mobility" nexus in education plays out for the Indian scenario and thus corroborates the 'Great Gatsby Curve'.
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