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The Effects of Children's ADHD on Parents' Relationship Dissolution and Labor Supply

Anette Primdal Kvist, Helena Nielsen () and Marianne Simonsen ()
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Anette Primdal Kvist: Aarhus University

No 6092, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

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.

Keywords: labor supply; child health; marital dissolution; ADHD (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 J12 J13 J22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36 pages
Date: 2011-10
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Published as 'The importance of children's ADHD for parents' relationship stability and labor supply' in: Social Science and Medicine, 2013, 88, 30-38

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