The educated mother may be a great source to enhance child's participation and opportunities in different spheres of life. Mothers education is an essential and crucial factor in determining the income as well as education outcomes of a child. This study has investigated the effects of mothers education on childs income and education outcomes. The household level data of Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) conducted in Punjab province of Pakistan has been used for this purpose. The results show that mothers education, region of residence (rural/urban), and wealth status are significantly related with childs income and education outcomes. However, after controlling for an individuals own education and working experience as a determinant of his income, mothers wealth status shows statistically significant relationship with childs income but mothers education turns to be statistically insignificant. It implies that instead of having direct effects, mothers education has indirect effects on childs income and these effects are observed through the positive effects of mothers education on childs education outcomes.
Key words: Mothers education, Income, Education, outcomes, Punjab, Pakistan, socioeconomic factor