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Title:Parental Separation and Well-Being of Youths PDF Logo
Authors:Winkelmann, Rainer
Issue Date:2003
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 894
Abstract:This paper uses recent data for Germany and a new outcome variable to assess the consequences of parental separation on the well-being of youths. In particular, it is considered how subjective well-being, elicited from an ordinal 11-point general life satisfaction question, differs between youths living in intact and non-intact families, holding many other potential determinants of well-being constant using ordered probit regressions. The main finding of this study is that living in a non-intact family has not the hypothesised large negative effect on child well-being.
Subjects:child welfare
educational attainment
happiness
German Socio-Economic Panel
JEL:C25
I31
J12
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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