Economic Uncertainty, Parental Selection and Children’s Educational Outcomes
Arnaud Chevalier and
Olivier Marie ()
No 201506, Working Papers from Geary Institute, University College Dublin
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germany experienced an unprecedented temporary drop in fertility driven by economic uncertainty. Using various educational measures, we show that the children born during this nativity slump perform worse from an early age onwards. Consistent with negative selection, mothers who gave birth in that period had worse observed personal characteristics. These children are also less likely to have grown up within stable family environment. Investigating underlying mechanisms reveals that parental educational input and emotional attachment were also lower for these children. Finally, sibling analysis enable us to reject time of birth effects.
Keywords: Parental selection; fertility; economic uncertainty; education (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-edu and nep-eur
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://www.ucd.ie/geary/static/publications/workingpapers/gearywp201506.pdf First version, 2015 (application/pdf)
Journal Article: Economic Uncertainty, Parental Selection, and Children’s Educational Outcomes (2017)
Working Paper: Economic Uncertainty, Parental Selection, and Children's Educational Outcomes (2015)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ucd:wpaper:201506
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Working Papers from Geary Institute, University College Dublin Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Geary Tech ().