I am looking for a dataset that contains data about mother's education and father's education for adults (data just for kids I've found to be not sufficient). I am writing my Thesis about effects of the parental education on an individual's education and how it varies, so I would love to has the data for various low and middle-income countries. Do you know, where can I find it?

P.S. DHS program should contain those variables in older releases( manual - see page 111), but I found only data for Mother's education there (Household members recode).

  • i don't follow the question 100%...or rather, i'm not sure what data you want...you don't want parental education of adults that have kids? i know where some us and international data is regarding parental education....
    – albert
    Feb 27, 2016 at 16:54
  • I am not concerned about whether the person has kids or not. But I need data for people from all age groups(not just within 0-20 years old). Any data on parental education should be fine. Can you please give me the link ? Thanks
    – mic321
    Feb 27, 2016 at 19:50

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National Center for Education Statistics by DOE has reports with data like this, and I've seen at least one International section header, so there's at least some non-US data there.

PubMed is "a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM)" and it also has some of this data.


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