Camehl, Georg F. Spiess, Christa Katharina Hahlweg, Kurt
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[Journal:] The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy [ISSN:] 1935-1682 [Issue:] Ahead of Print (Article No.:) 20200084
This paper evaluates how a light-touch parenting program for parents of children below school entry age affects maternal family well-being. We analyze data from a randomized controlled trial focusing on non-disadvantaged parents. Overall, results show no short-term effects but a relatively large positive effect of the intervention on maternal family well-being in the medium term. With a 20- to 30-percent standard deviation, the effects appearing three years after treatment are relatively large. Mechanisms such as improvements in child behavior are further explored.
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