This volume presents a complex portrait of the interrelationships among parents’ marital status and education, child gender, and the nature and success of children’s transitions into adulthood. The first three chapters focus on differences in parents’ investments in their children, while the final three chapters focus directly on intergenerational income mobility.
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The chapters in this volume are based on lectures from the fifty-sixth Werner Sichel Lecture Series in 2019–2020 at Western Michigan University.
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EDUCATION; LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Work and family balance
Kimmel, Jean, ed. 2021. Intergenerational Mobility: How Gender, Race, and Family Structure Affect Adult Outcomes. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/9780880996808
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