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Centre for Family Research

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Dr Jasmin Wertz for the Centre for Family Research Seminar Series. 11am to 12pm on Tuesday, 4th June at the Ground Floor Seminar Room, Old Cavendish Lab, or register to join us online at

CFR Seminar: Parenting and the intergenerational transmission of inequality

Speaker: Dr Jasmin Wertz

School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh.

This talk will present research aimed at identifying to what extent parenting contributes to the intergenerational transmission of inequality, through its impact on offspring educational achievement, noncognitive skills, and psychopathology. 

An emphasis will be placed on genetically-sensitive research designs, and the insights they can provide about how parenting does (or does not) affect children's development. 

I will also discuss some of my ongoing research about the determinants of parenting, including how parent’s resources and personal characteristics affect the way they parent their children, and the implications this has for policies aiming to reduce social inequalities.


When and Where

In-person: Ground Floor Seminar Room, Centre for Family Research, Old Cavendish Building, Free School Lane / New Museums Site.

Online: Sign-up via Eventbrite.

Tuesday, 4 June, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00