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This edition of the IHDS newsletter has two very interesting papers that focus on mobility and intergenerational support, respectively.  The first examines how possible it is for SC/ST children to exceed their parents' social and economic status and the second explores what happens to patriarchal attitudes in sonless families as mothers age.

  • Based on IHDS data, the first paper provides evidence that SCs/STs, while showing improvements in educational achievement, continue to have worrisome occupational patterns.
  • In the second paper, IHDS team member Keera Allendorf uses IHDS panel data to explore how sonless mothers tend to give up patriarchal expectations in old age.
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