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The relative importance of nature, nurture and peer effects on educational attainment: Evidence from the twins of the National Child Development Study and the 1970 British Cohort Study

The relative importance of nature, nurture and peer effects on educational attainment: Evidence from the twins of the National Child Development Study and the 1970 British Cohort Study

Hawkes, Denise (2010) The relative importance of nature, nurture and peer effects on educational attainment: Evidence from the twins of the National Child Development Study and the 1970 British Cohort Study. In: SLLS Inaugural Conference: Developments and Challenges in Longitudinal Studies from Childhood, 22 - 24 September, 2010, Clare College, Cambridge, UK.

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Abstract

What determines educational success? Are we just born with the ability to do well at school or do our family provide us with the tools needed to excel in education? Can even the best genes and family be overridden by the bad influence of our peers? This paper uses a new addition to the National Child Development Survey (NCDS) and the British Cohort Study 1970 (BCS70), data on the twins, to shed new light on this age old question.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: twin research, education, nature, nurture, peers
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Centre for Business Network Analysis (CBNA)
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC) > Centre for Business Network Analysis (CBNA)
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC)
Faculty of Business > Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (IPEGFA) > Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC)
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/4822

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