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dc.contributor.authorCáceres-Delpiano, Julioen_US
dc.contributor.authorGiolito, Eugenio P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-26en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:33:23Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:33:23Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35081-
dc.description.abstractUsing U.S. Census data for the years 1960-1980, we study the impact of unilateral divorce on outcomes of children (age 6-15) and their mothers. We find that the reform increased mothers' divorce, decreased family income and increased the fraction of mothers below the poverty line. For children, we find not only negative results on investment, measured as the probability that a child goes to a private school, but also on child outcomes, measured by the likelihood of children aged 0-4 being held back in school at the time of the reform. We then analyze outcomes of the same cohorts of children 10 years later, by studying young men and women aged 16-25 using the 1970-1990 U.S. Census. We find an increase in marginality for these cohorts, measured as the probability of living in an institution (men) or the probability of being below the poverty line (women). We find that the impact in outcomes is particularly important for black children and young adults.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3342en_US
dc.subject.jelJ12en_US
dc.subject.ddc300en_US
dc.subject.keywordUnilateral divorceen_US
dc.subject.keywordchild outcomesen_US
dc.subject.stwScheidungen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwPersönlichkeitspsychologieen_US
dc.subject.stwEherechten_US
dc.subject.stwReformen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleHow unilateral divorce affects childrenen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn559866976en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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