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Thompson says America must "unchoose" policies that have led to mass incarceration

Axinn says new data on campus rape will "allow students to see for themselves the full extent of this problem"

Frey says white population is growing in Detroit and other large cities


Susan Murphy to speak at U-M kickoff for data science initiative, Oct 6, Rackham

Andrew Goodman-Bacon, former trainee, wins 2015 Nevins Prize for best dissertation in economic history

Deirdre Bloome wins ASA award for work on racial inequality and intergenerational transmission

Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

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Monday, Oct 12 at noon, 6050 ISR
Joe Grengs: Policy & planning for transportation equity

Graduation caps in air

Role of parental wealth in growing educational inequalities

5/29/2014 feature story

Fabian Pfeffer analyzes multiple waves of PSID data to estimate the effects of parents' wealth, income, occupation, and education of the educational attainment of their adult children.

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Fabian T. Pfeffer

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Growing Socioeconomic Inequalities in Education and the Role of Parental Wealth

This analysis uses data from all waves of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) to assess cohort trends in socioeconomic inequalities in educational attainment. In particular, it estimates the effects across generations of parents' wealth, income, occupation, and education on the level of education achieved by their adult children at ages 20 and 25.

Fabian T. Pfeffer

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