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The literature on intergenerational mobility has for long recognized the importance of education as the key intermediate factor (Breen & Jonsson, 2005; Erikson & Goldthorpe, 2002). The main findings resulting from this research are that there is a large increase in educational [...]

Abstract

We study whether parental education affects the choice of tertiary education in Spain. We analyze two qualitative characteristics of the university studies: the length of the program and its academic prestige. We identify for which individuals parental background matters the most. [...]