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Education in US – 8th Grade achievement and parents education level

Children born to well-educated parents are likely to have an advantage, even of the parents are not, or do not remain, married. Over at the Institute for Family Studies, Nicholas Zill has crunched a longitudinal dataset from the Department of Education. Zill finds that most children (9 in 10) have parents with the same level of education, or who are just one level apart. He then shows 8th grade achievement (on a percentile scale) by the education level of both parents:

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  The rich marrying the rich makes the income gap worse, but it’s not our biggest problem | Brookings Institution

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