We use cookies on this website to give you a better user experience. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more

Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital: The Case of Thailand

Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital: The Case of Thailand
Date:
14 December 2020
Authors:
Sasiwimon Warunsiri Paweenawat
Tags:
development, Education, Thailand

Print Article:

This study provides evidence of intergenerational transmission of human capital in Thailand, using data from the Thailand Labor Force Survey of 1985–2017. Employing the instrumental variable approach using Thailand’s compulsory educational reform of 1978 as the instrumental variable to minimise bias caused by the endogeneity of parental education, this study estimates the effect of parental education on children’s education and their labour market outcomes. Besides reaffirming the conventional positive link between parental and children’s years of education, new and intriguing evidence is put forth on the negative link between parental education and the child’s brawn skill, based on the industry and occupation adopted by the child in the labour market. The influence of paternal education is found to outweigh that of maternal education, in contrast to the evidence from developed countries. High intergenerational educational persistence and low intergenerational mobility indicate unequal opportunities in the country, as individual welfare is largely tied to parental background. Therefore, it is recommended that the Government of Thailand weaken this linkage to improve equality in the country.

Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital: The Case of Thailand

Search ERIA.org

Latest Multimedia

Indonesia's ASEAN Chairmanship 2023 High-Level Policy Dialogue: ASEAN Digital Community 2045

ERIA Knowledge Lab Discusses Scaling Up Innovation and Digital Technology Ecosystem

Is ASEAN Ready for Electric Vehicles? | ASEAN Insights Podcast

Latest Articles

Patent information, workshops, invention business, education, AMS, ASEAN
15 May 2024
Editor(s)/Author(s): Yoshitoshi Tanaka
Patent information is required for prior art research when applying[...]
Tourism, COVID-19, SMEs, Tourism Demand, Japan
7 May 2024
Editor(s)/Author(s): Yoko Konishi
Tourism was one of the sectors most damaged by COVID-19. The number[...]