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dc.contributor.authorBjörklund, Andersen_US
dc.contributor.authorSundström, Marianneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:18:00Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:18:00Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20939-
dc.description.abstractThis article analyzes whether the commonly found negative relationship between parental separation in childhood and educational outcomes is causal or mainly due to selection. We use data on about 100,000 Swedish full biological siblings, born in 1951-64, and perform cross-section and sibling-difference estimations. Outcomes are measured as educational attainment in 1996. Our cross-section analysis show the expected negative and significant relationship, while the relationship is not significant, though precisely estimated, in the siblingdifference analysis. This finding was robust to the sensitivity tests performed and is consistent with selection, rather than causation, being the explanation for the negative relationship.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 643en_US
dc.subject.jelJ12en_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.jelI30en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keyworddivorceen_US
dc.subject.keywordchild welfareen_US
dc.subject.keywordsiblings estimatorsen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwEheen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwedenen_US
dc.subject.stwScheidungen_US
dc.titleParental Separation and Children?s Educational Attainment: A Siblings Approachen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn361260210en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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