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Childhood family structure and schooling outcomes: Evidence for Germany

Francesconi, M and Jenkins, SP and Siedler, T (2010) 'Childhood family structure and schooling outcomes: Evidence for Germany.' Journal of Population Economics, 23 (3). 1073 - 1103. ISSN 0933-1433

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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. © Springer-Verlag 2009.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 10:32
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2019 22:16

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