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Schooling, Family Background and Adoption: Is it Nature or is it Nurture?

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When parents are more educated, their children tend to receive more schooling as well. Does this occur because parental ability is passed on genetically or because more educated parents provide a better environment for children to flourish? Using an intergenerational sample of families, we estimate on the basis of a comparison of biological and adopted children that at most 65 percent of the parental ability is genetically transmitted.

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Erik Plug, Wim P. M. Vijverberg

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21096

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