Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/92950
Authors: 
Sandner, Malte
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Leibniz Universität Hannover 516
Abstract: 
This paper presents results from a randomized evaluation of a home visiting program for disadvantaged first-time mothers and their families implemented in three German federal states. I analysis the impact of the intervention on maternal employment, school attendance, child care use, fertility, life-satisfaction and well-being. Biannual telephone interviews with the participating mothers until the third birthday of the child give a rich data source to evaluate these outcomes. I find that the intervention increases fertility and maternal life-satisfaction and well-being, whereas the treatment does not affect maternal employment, school attendance and child care use. These results are in contrast to previous studies from the US where home visiting programs decreased fertility.
Subjects: 
Early Childhood Intervention
Randomized Experiment
Fertility
JEL: 
J13
J12
I21
H52
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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