Schooling Opportunities and Intergenerational Educational Mobility in Turkey: An IV Estimation Using Census Data

Akarcay-Gurbuz A., POLAT S.

JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, cilt.53, sa.9, ss.1396-1413, 2017 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 53 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00220388.2016.1234038
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1396-1413


We estimate the intergenerational transmission of education in Turkey using micro-data from the 1990 and 2000 censuses and an instrumental variable (IV) approach. We construct a historical series of provincial enrolment rates by gender to isolate the environmental effect on parental education. The results reveal that intergenerational educational mobility increases over time through a stronger decrease in the transmission of paternal education. The improvement is larger for boys, and the transmission is higher for mother-daughter pairs and in the case of poorer educated parents.