WIDER Seminar Series

Khoa Vu on the causal relationship between parental and children's educational attainment: Evidence from Vietnam

WIDER Seminar Series

Khoa Vu will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 29 May 2019. 

Abstract – The causal relationship between parental and children's educational attainment: Evidence from Vietnam

Intergenerational mobility of education plays an important role in development economics because it is closely related to socioeconomic inequality and long-term economic growth. However, the causal link between parents and children's education in developing countries remains understudied. I study this important topic using multiple waves from the Vietnam Household Living Standard Survey. To address genetical correlation as a potential confounder, I exploit the exogenous variation in parental exposure to bombing during the Vietnam war across cohorts and regions as instruments for parental education.

About the speaker

Khoa Vu is a PhD student in Applied Economics and a Trainee of the MPC Graduate Training Program in Population Studies at the University of Minnesota. He holds a MSc in Economics from Tufts University and a B.S. in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Minnesota. His current research focuses on educational and health policies in Vietnam and the US.

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