[Journal:] Labour Economics [ISSN:] 0927-5371 [Volume:] 42 [Pages:] 43-63
This paper uses propensity score methods to analyse the effect of involuntary maternal job loss on children's non-cognitive skills. My analyses are based on a rich and nationwide random sample, the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) that includes information about maternal job loss and child behaviour and non-cognitive skills, in addition to a rich conditioning set. The results show that maternal job loss increases preschool children's socio-behavioural problems and decreases adolescents' belief in self-determination.
Child development Maternal job loss Non-cognitive skills Propensity score methods