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Childhood family structure and schooling outcomes: evidence for Germany

Francesconi, Marco, Jenkins, Stephen P. and Siedler, Thomas (2010) Childhood family structure and schooling outcomes: evidence for Germany. Journal of Population Economics, 23 (3). pp. 1201-1231. ISSN 0933-1433

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Abstract

We analyze the impact on schooling outcomes of growing up in a non-intact family in Germany. We find that this experience is associated with worse outcomes according to estimates from models that do not control for possible correlations between common unobserved determinants of family structure and educational performance. Evidence of adverse effects emerges also when endogeneity is accounted for. In such cases, however, the point estimates are typically smaller, and their confidence intervals are large enough to include zero, particularly for individuals who grew up in Western Germany.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.popecon.org/
Additional Information: © 2009 Springer-Verlag
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2011 15:21
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/32031/

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