Kindergarten Enrollment and the Intergenerational Transmission of Education
Philipp C. Bauer, Regina T. Riphahn
forthcoming in: Labour Economics. New title: "Institutional Determinants of Intergenerational Education Transmission - Comparing Alternative Mechanisms for Natives and Immigrants"
We use Swiss data to test whether intergenerational educational mobility is affected by the age at which children enroll in kindergarten. Taking advantage of heterogeneity across cantons we find that early kindergarten enrollment significantly increases educational mobility.
Text: See Discussion Paper No. 4466