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Financial Stress, Family Conflict, and Youths’ Successful Transition to Adult Roles

Deborah A. Cobb-Clark () and David C. Ribar ()

No 627, CEPR Discussion Papers from Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University

Abstract: We analyze the effect of mothers’ and youths’ reports of family financial stress and conflict on youths’ transitions into adult roles. We find that mothers’ reports of financial stresses and borrowing constraints are associated with earlier transitions to inactivity and public assistance, while youth reports of financial stresses are associated with earlier nest-leaving. Youths reporting conflict with parents leave school and move out earlier than their peers, while conflict between parents is associated with youth making later transitions. Overall, financial stress and conflict have independent effects on youths’ transitions and youths’ perspectives have different consequences to those of their mothers.

Keywords: youths; financial stress; family conflict (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D13 J13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009-12
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