Parental Separation and Well-Being of Youths
This paper uses recent data for Germany and a new outcome variable to assess the consequences of parental separation on the well-being of youths. In particular, it is considered how subjective well-being, elicited from an ordinal 11-point general life satisfaction question, differs between youths living in intact and non-intact families, holding many other potential determinants of well-being constant using ordered probit regressions. The main finding of this study is that living in a non-intact family has not the hypothesised large negative effect on child well-being.
|Date of creation:||Oct 2003|
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|Publication status:||Published in Journal of Socioeconomics 35(2), 2006, pages 197-208|
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