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The effect of involuntary maternal job loss on children's behaviour and non-cognitive skills

Frauke Peter

Labour Economics, 2016, vol. 42, issue C, 43-63

Abstract: This paper uses propensity score methods to analyse the effect of involuntary maternal job loss on children's non-cognitive skills. My analyses are based on a rich and nationwide random sample, the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) that includes information about maternal job loss and child behaviour and non-cognitive skills, in addition to a rich conditioning set. The results show that maternal job loss increases preschool children's socio-behavioural problems and decreases adolescents' belief in self-determination.

Keywords: Child development; Maternal job loss; Non-cognitive skills; Propensity score methods (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 J63 J65 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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