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Parental job loss and the education enrollment of youth

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Parental job loss from layoffs and business failures that occur when youth complete high school are found to be negatively related with enrollment at university and community college. Estimates using longitudinal data on Canadian youth and their parents are employed to identify both immediate and lagged effects of parental job loss on education enrollment. Parental job losses are also followed by significant falls in parental income. If the main pathway by which parental job loss affects youth education outcomes is via these income reductions, it that implies financial constraints on post-secondary education enrollment are important.

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  • Coelli, Michael B., 2011. "Parental job loss and the education enrollment of youth," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 18(1), pages 25-35, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:labeco:v:18:y:2011:i:1:p:25-35
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