Parenting styles and school performance: Evidence from second-generation immigrants in Norway
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We study the effects of parenting style on students’school performance,assuming that immigrant parents’child-rearing strategies derive fromtheir country of origin. Following Doepke and Zilibotti [2017. Parentingwith style: Altruism and paternalism in intergenerational preferencetransmission.Econometrica,85(5), 1331–1371. https://do.org/10.3982/ECTA14634], we measure patterns of parenting using data from theWorld Value and European Value Surveys. We combine these data withNorwegian register data on students’test scores and exam results. Non-authoritarian parenting styles that encourage hard work(authoritativeness) or allow students to develop their independenceand imagination (permissiveness) yield the better educational outcomes.