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Does Leaving Home Make You Poor? Evidence from 13 European Countries

Aassve, Arnstein and Davia, Maria A and Iacovou, Maria and Mazzuco, Stefano (2007) 'Does Leaving Home Make You Poor? Evidence from 13 European Countries.' European Journal of Population / Revue européenne de Démographie, 23 (3-4). pp. 315-338. ISSN 0168-6577

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This paper examines the extent to which the relationship between leaving home and entry into poverty among young people is causal: that is, how far poverty entry is the result of leaving home, rather than arising from heterogeneity or selection. Using propensity score matching, we estimate the effect of home-leaving on entry into poverty and deprivation, with data from the European Community Household Panel. We find that leaving home does have a causal effect on poverty entry, particularly in Scandinavian countries; cross-national differences are partly, but not fully, explained by differences in destinations on leaving home.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2013 15:44
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:38

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