John Ermisch

University of Essex, UK

John Ermisch (Spring 2008), Professor of Economics at the University of Essex, U.K., will study intergenerational mobility, focused on how family formation and parental behavior affects children’s subsequent socioeconomic mobility. He will employ two large data sets to investigate what types of parent-child interactions during a child’s preschool years are conducive to later educational and economic success. He will also examine how parental income, education, socio-economic status, and marital status affect child outcomes.


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