Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161300
Authors: 
Bellani, Luna
Bia, Michela
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10677
Abstract: 
This paper examines the role of education as causal channel through which growing up poor affects the economic outcomes in adulthood in the European Union. We apply a potential outcomes approach to quantify those impacts and we provide a sensitivity analysis on possible unobserved confounders, such as child ability. Our estimates indicate that being poor in childhood significantly decreases the level of income in adulthood and increases the average probability of being poor. Moreover, our results reveal a significant role of education in this intergenerational transmission. These results are particularly relevant for Mediterranean and Central and Easter European Countries.
Subjects: 
poverty
intergenerational transmission
potential outcome
causal mediation analysis
education
JEL: 
D31
I32
I24
J62
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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