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Author: Jacinto, Alberto
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1. Jacinto, Alberto
Gershenson, Seth
The Intergenerational Transmission of Teaching
American Educational Research Journal published online (14 October 2020): DOI: 10.3102/0002831220963874.
Also: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.3102/0002831220963874
Cohort(s): NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: American Educational Research Association
Keyword(s): Intergenerational Patterns/Transmission; Occupational Choice; Parental Influences; Teachers/Faculty

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Parental influences, particularly parents' occupations, may influence individuals' entry into the teaching profession. This mechanism may contribute to the relatively static demographic composition of the teaching force over time. We assess the role of parental influences on occupational choice by testing whether the children of teachers are disproportionately likely to become teachers themselves and whether the intergenerational transmission of teaching varies by race or sex. Overall, children whose mothers are teachers are seven percentage points more likely to enter teaching than children of nonteachers. The transmission of teaching from mother to child is about the same for White children and for Black daughters; however, transmission rates for Hispanic daughters are even larger while those for Black sons are near zero.
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Jacinto, Alberto and Seth Gershenson. "The Intergenerational Transmission of Teaching." American Educational Research Journal published online (14 October 2020): DOI: 10.3102/0002831220963874.