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

Aassve, Arnstein and Davia, Maria and Iacovou, Maria and Mazzuco, Stefano (2007) 'Does Leaving Home Make You Poor? Evidence from 13 European Countries.' European Journal of Population, 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
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2013 15:44
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2014 12:25

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