Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104264
Authors: 
Hörisch, Hannah
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Munich Discussion Paper 2008-5
Abstract: 
This paper analyzes whether there exists a causal relationship between parental employment and children's educational attainment. We address potential endogeneity problems due to (i) selection of parents in the labor market by estimating a model on sibling differences and (ii) reverse causality by focusing on parents' employment when children are aged 0-3. We use data from the German Socioeconomic Panel. Overall, we find little support that parental employment affects children's educational attainment. We can rule out that having a mother who works one hour more per week lowers the probability of high secondary track attendance by more than 0.1%.
Subjects: 
sibling differences
educational attainment
child care
JEL: 
C20
I21
J13
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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