Secondary School Track Selection of Single-Parent Children – Evidence from the German Socio-Economic Panel
AbstractIn present day Germany, one in seven children is raised in a single parent household. We investigate the effect of single parenthood on children’s educational attainment, measured by the school track at the age 14, using ordered probit models. We study whether the effect of living in single parenthood during early or late childhood differs. Finally, we ask whether the family effect operates through resources – fewer income and parental time available for the child –, or through adverse effects on psychological well-being. The data used in this study are a nationally representative sample of 14 year old children drawn from the German Socio-Economic Panel.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Socioeconomic Institute - University of Zurich in its series SOI - Working Papers with number 0415.
Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2004
Date of revision: Oct 2005
Publication status: Published in Schriften des Vereins für Socialpolitik 313, 2006, pages 39-54
school choice; educational attainment; ordered response model;
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- NEP-ALL-2006-02-12 (All new papers)
- NEP-DCM-2006-02-12 (Discrete Choice Models)
- NEP-EDU-2006-02-12 (Education)
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- NEP-URE-2006-02-12 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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