Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58763
Authors: 
Kvist, Anette Primdal
Nielsen, Helena Skyt
Simonsen, Marianne
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6092
Abstract: 
This paper uses Danish register-based data for the population of children born in 1990-1997 to investigate the effects on parents of having a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity-disorder (ADHD). Ten years after birth, parents of children diagnosed with ADHD have a 75% higher probability of having dissolved their relationship and a 7-13% lower labor supply. Exploiting detailed information about documented risk factors behind ADHD, we find that roughly half of this gap is due to selection. However, a statistically and economically significant gap is left, which is likely related to the impact of high psychic costs of coping with a child with ADHD.
Subjects: 
ADHD
child health
marital dissolution
labor supply
JEL: 
I12
J12
J13
J22
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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