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dc.contributor.authorAdda, Jérômeen_US
dc.contributor.authorBjörklund, Andersen_US
dc.contributor.authorHolmlund, Helenaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-27en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-28T13:53:29Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-28T13:53:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201104084364en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46032-
dc.description.abstractThis paper evaluates the long-term consequences of parental death on children's cognitive and noncognitive skills, as well as on labor market outcomes. We exploit a large administrative data set covering many Swedish cohorts. We develop new estimation methods to tackle the potential endogeneity of death at an early age, based on the idea that the amount of endogeneity is constant or decreasing during childhood. Our method also allows us to identify a set of death causes that are conditionally exogenous. We find that the loss of either a father or a mother on boys' earnings is no higher than 6-7 percent and slightly lower for girls. Our examination of the impact on cognitive skills (IQ and educational attainment) and on noncognitive skills (emotional stability, social skills) shows rather small effects on each type of skill. We find that both mothers and fathers are important, but mothers are somewhat more important for cognitive skills and fathers for noncognitive ones.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5425en_US
dc.subject.jelJ12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ17en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordfamily backgrounden_US
dc.subject.keywordcognitive and noncognitive skillsen_US
dc.subject.keywordparental deathen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwKognitive Fähigkeitenen_US
dc.subject.stwEmotionen_US
dc.subject.stwElternen_US
dc.subject.stwSterblichkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwFamiliensoziologieen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwedenen_US
dc.titleThe role of mothers and fathers in providing skills: Evidence from parental deathsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn66077657Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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