A new study finds that Ph.D.s in economics are increasingly likely to have at least one parent with a graduate degree, The Washington Post reported.
“In 1970, just 1 in 5 U.S.-born Ph.D. graduates in economics had a parent with a graduate degree. Now? Two-thirds of them do, according to a new analysis from the Peterson Institute for International Economics,” the Post said.
It found similar trends in other disciplines, but economics stood out.