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ERIC Number: EJ916914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
Short-Run Effects of Parental Job Loss on Children's Academic Achievement
Stevens, Ann Huff; Schaller, Jessamyn
Economics of Education Review, v30 n2 p289-299 Apr 2011
We study the relationship between parental job loss and children's academic achievement using data on job loss and grade retention from the 1996, 2001, and 2004 panels of the Survey of Income and Program Participation. We find that a parental job loss increases the probability of children's grade retention by 0.8 percentage points, or around 15%. After conditioning on child fixed effects, there is no evidence of significantly increased grade retention "prior" to the job loss, suggesting a causal link running from the parental employment shock to children's academic difficulties. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Language: English
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