|Hörisch, Hannah (2008): Does parental employment affect children's educational attainment? Evidence from Germany. Discussion Papers in Economics 2008-5|
This paper analyzes whether there exists a causal relationship between parental employment and children's educational attainment. We address potential endogeneity problems due to (i) selection of parents in the labor market by estimating a model on sibling differences and (ii) reverse causality by focusing on parents' employment when children are aged 0-3. We use data from the German Socioeconomic Panel. Overall, we find little support that parental employment affects children's educational attainment. We can rule out that having a mother who works one hour more per week lowers the probability of high secondary track attendance by more than 0.1%.
|Item Type:||Paper (Discussion Paper)|
|Keywords:||sibling differences, educational attainment, child care|
Economics > Discussion Papers in Economics
Economics > Discussion Papers in Economics > Economic Policy
Economics > Discussion Papers in Economics > Statistical Methods
|Subjects:||300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology|
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
|JEL Classification:||C20, I21, J13|
|Deposited On:||27. Feb 2008 07:08|
|Last Modified:||25. May 2012 11:14|
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