Intergenerational Poverty Dynamics in Poland: Family Background and Children's Educational Attainment During Transition

44 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2003

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Miriam Beblo

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Charlotte Lauer

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: June 15, 2002

Abstract

In this paper, we analyse the intergenerational transmission of poverty from Polish parents to their children through children's educational attainment during the transition process of the 1990s. The relationship between family background and education is investigated using an ordered probit model of educational attainment with data from the Polish Labour Force Survey. The results show that children's education is strongly related to household structure, parents' education, city size, and region of residence. Household income and the parents' labour market situation have only a weak, though significant, effect on children's education. We conclude that, if poverty transmission takes place between generations, this seems to be primarily caused by the inheritance of human capital rather than by pure wealth effects.

Keywords: Educational Decisions, Transition

JEL Classification: I21, P36

Suggested Citation

Beblo, Miriam and Lauer, Charlotte, Intergenerational Poverty Dynamics in Poland: Family Background and Children's Educational Attainment During Transition (June 15, 2002). ZEW Discussion Paper No. 02-34, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=320980 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.320980

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Charlotte Lauer

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