January 2009

IZA DP No. 3977: Age at School Entry and Intergenerational Educational Mobility

published in: Economics Letters, 2009, 103 (2), 87-90

We use Swiss data to test whether intergenerational educational mobility is affected by the age at which children first enter (primary) school. Early age at school entry significantly affects mobility and reduces the relative advantage of children of better educated parents.