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Growing Up: School, family and area influences on adolescents later life chances

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  • Simon Burgess
  • Karen Gardiner
  • Carol Propper

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This paper explores the links between school, family and area background influences during adolescence and later adult economic outcomes. The empirical analysis is based on data covering the period 1979 to 1996, drawn from the 1979 US National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. For a sample of individuals aged 14 to 19 in 1979, estimates are produced of the impact of family, school and local area when growing up, on earnings capacity and poverty risk once they reach adulthood.

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Paper provided by Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE in its series CASE Papers with number case49.

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Date of creation: Sep 2001
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Handle: RePEc:cep:sticas:case49

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Keywords: family background; poverty; wages; impact of schooling; area effects;

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  1. David Card & Alan Krueger, 1996. "Labor Market Effects of School Quality: Theory and Evidence," Working Papers 736, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section..
  2. John Hobcraft, 2000. "The Roles of Schooling and Educational Qualifications in the Emergence of Adult Social Exclusion," CASE Papers case43, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE.
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  1. Ruth Lupton, 2003. "Neighbourhood Effects: Can we measure them and does it matter?," CASE Papers case73, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE.
  2. Margarida Chagas Lopes & Pedro Goulart, 2003. "Portuguese data on child work: what does it encompass?," Working Papers Department of Economics 2003/04, ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon.
  3. John A. Rigg & Tom Sefton, 2004. "Income Dynamics and the Life Cycle," CASE Papers 081, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE.
  4. John A. Rigg & Tom Sefton, 2004. "Income dynamics and the life cycle," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 6310, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  5. Kitty Stewart, 2002. "Measuring Well-Being and Exclusion in Europes Regions," CASE Papers case53, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE.

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