University College Dublin, Ireland, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, University College Dublin, Ireland
Labor economics, applied econometrics
Assistant Professor, UCLA, USA
PhD Economics, Northwestern University, 1997
“Forced to be rich? Returns to compulsory schooling in Britain.” Economic Journal 120 (December 2010) (with R. Hart).
“From the cradle to the labor market? The effect of birth weight on adult outcomes.” Quarterly Journal of Economics 122:1 (2007): 409-439 (with S. Black and K. Salvanes).
“Improved errors-in-variables estimators for grouped data.” Journal of Business and Economic Statistics 25(July 2007): 278-287.
“The more the merrier? The effect of family size and birth order on children’s education.” Quarterly Journal of Economics (May 2005): 669-700 (with S. Black and K. Salvanes).
“Why the apple doesn’t fall far: Understanding the intergenerational transmission of education.” American Economic Review (March 2005) (with S. Black and K. Salvanes).
Better educated parents invest more time and money in their children, who are more successful in the labor marketPaul J. Devereux, November 2019Governments invest a lot of money in education, so it is important to understand the benefits of this spending. One essential aspect is that education can potentially make people better parents and thus improve the educational and employment outcomes of their children. Interventions that encourage the educational attainment of children from poorer families will reduce inequality in current and future generations. In addition to purely formal education, much less expensive interventions to improve parenting skills, such as parental involvement programs in schools, may also improve child development.MoreLess