Mothers and Social Mobility

The Changing Role of Mothers’ Status in Children’s College Completion

Mothers and Social Mobility

The Changing Role of Mothers’ Status in Children’s College Completion

In this project, Christine Schwartz and I document how the relationship between mothers’ status and children’s educational and occupational outcomes has changed over time. Drawing from multiple data sources (PSID, NSFH, and GSS), our project is the first to show how the contribution of mother’s status to children’s outcomes has evolved over time relative to fathers’ status.