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Intergenerational Education Mobility Trends By Race And Gender In The United States, Joseph J. Ferrare Oct 2016

Intergenerational Education Mobility Trends By Race And Gender In The United States, Joseph J. Ferrare

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Researchers have examined racial and gender patterns of intergenerational education mobility, but less attention has been given to the ways that race and gender interact to further shape these relationships. Based on data from the General Social Survey, this study examined the trajectories of education mobility among Blacks and Whites by gender over the past century. Ordinary least squares and logistic regression models revealed three noteworthy patterns. First, Black men and women have closed substantial gaps with their White counterparts in intergenerational education mobility. At relatively low levels of parental education, these gains have been experienced equally among Black men ...