Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20133
Authors: 
Winkelmann, Rainer
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 894
Abstract: 
This paper uses recent data for Germany and a new outcome variable to assess the consequences of parental separation on the well-being of youths. In particular, it is considered how subjective well-being, elicited from an ordinal 11-point general life satisfaction question, differs between youths living in intact and non-intact families, holding many other potential determinants of well-being constant using ordered probit regressions. The main finding of this study is that living in a non-intact family has not the hypothesised large negative effect on child well-being.
Subjects: 
child welfare
educational attainment
happiness
German Socio-Economic Panel
JEL: 
C25
I31
J12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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