Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/114074
Authors: 
Hull, Marie C.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9197
Abstract: 
Disruptions in family life can take many forms, but all have the potential to impact student learning. With school administrative data matched to birth records, I estimate the effect of unexpected changes in the home environment, or family shocks, on achievement. Identification comes from siblings observed in the same year. I find that family shocks are at least as important as teacher assignment for student learning. Furthermore, they have a relatively larger impact on students from affluent families; time use evidence indicates that this is likely because affluent parents are more involved in their children's learning.
Subjects: 
education
human capital
family dynamics
educational inequality
time inputs
JEL: 
J24
I21
I24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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