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Joseph Hotz (Duke University)

15 March 2022 @ 12:00 - 13:15


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15 March 2022
12:00 - 13:15
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Academic Events

“Role of Parental Resources in Children’s College Attendance, Graduation and Subsequent Indebtedness”


This paper examines the influence of parental wealth and income on children’s college attendance and parents’ financing decisions and on whether children graduate from college. We also examine whether parental financing affects the subsequent indebtedness of parents and children. We find that higher levels of parents’ wealth and income increase the likelihood that children attend college with financial support relative to not attending college, and that parental wealth increases the likelihood that children graduate from college. We show descriptive evidence that parents’ financing of their children’s college attendance increases parents’ subsequent indebtedness but does not reduce their children’s indebtedness, including their student loan debt.

Joint with Bocconi University