Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/228434
Authors: 
Schmidpeter, Bernhard
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 20-322
Abstract: 
I investigate the impact of parental unemployment on children's educational attainment and long-run labor market outcomes in Austria. I find that parental unemployment shortly before an important educational decision by parents for their children lowers a child's probability of holding a university degree by more than 5 percentage points. I do not find that income is affected at the beginning of a child's labor market career along the distribution, but I find a gradual deterioration later on. A substantial share of these long-term losses can be explained by the lower parental investment decision. My results emphasize the intergenerational and long-lasting consequences of parental unemployment.
Subjects: 
parental unemployment
intergenerational effects
long-term effects
unemployment
wage loss
decomposition
JEL: 
C21
I23
J13
J31
J64
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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