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Type Working Paper
Title Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center Outreach Center
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2009
URL http://eng.beroc.by/webroot/delivery/files/WP4_eng_Verashchagina.pdf
Patterns of intergenerational educational mobility are studied in thirteen postcommunist
countries of Cental Europe and the former Soviet Union. No clear trend
in educational inheritance emerges over the recent 50 years, covering both the period
of socialism and transition to a market economy. This is contrary to expectations
formed by the existing literature that claims considerable weakening of the correlation
between parental education and that of their children during the period
of socialism. If any, we ?nd the decrease in intergenerational persistance up until
the generation of the 1950s. In subsequent years no further decline is observed. On
the contrary in a number of states the correlation between parents? and children?s
schooling got stronger, further increasing over the period of transition.

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