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parental education

Added by Carolina Zuccotti almost 7 years ago. Updated almost 7 years ago.

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Closed
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Start date:
01/25/2016
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Hello,

I am working with Wave 1, and I wanted to know why the number of missing cases is so high for the mother & father educational variables (I have merged maedqf and faedqf variables from xwavedat.dta to the a_indresp file).

I know the data was collected in Waves 1 and 2, and from what I understood, all individuals in Wave 1 should have parental education information. But this seems not to be the case. Actually, the number, for example, of cases with a parental employment status when the individuals was 14 is much higher.

What does the missing refer to? Is it the case that the question was not asked? If so, do you think there may be any consequences in terms of self-selection if I use parental education in a model? Are individuals with a parental education different from those who don't have one?

Many thanks in advance!

Carolina

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