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The Effect of Lone Motherhood on the Smoking Behaviour of Young Adults

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  • Marco Francesconi
  • Stephen P. Jenkins
  • Thomas Siedler

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We provide evidence that living with an unmarried mother during childhood raises smoking propensities for young adults in Germany.

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  • Marco Francesconi & Stephen P. Jenkins & Thomas Siedler, 2009. "The Effect of Lone Motherhood on the Smoking Behaviour of Young Adults," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 217, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
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    smoking; lone parent; childhood family structure; divorce; unobserved heterogeneity;
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    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
    • J18 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Public Policy

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