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From Parents to Children: Intergenerational Transfers---A Case Study

Suchitra S Kumar


This paper attempts to test whether women systematically get less education than their male siblings and is based on data drawn from a survey in Mumbai of 200 women and their male siblings.  The regression models used explicitly take account of human capital factors. The results show that for similar levels of academic performances, family background etc; women systematically get less parental investment in their education than their male siblings. Thus, pure human capital models of labour market are inadequate to account for the gender perspective. Any analysis of the labour market must hence incorporate gender as an explicit variable.


Education, Labour market, Gender Discrimination

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