Show simple item record Akee, RK Copeland, WE Keeler, G Angold, A Costello, EJ
dc.coverage.spatial United States 2011-04-15T16:46:38Z 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Am Econ J Appl Econ, 2010, 2 (1), pp. 86 - 115
dc.identifier.issn 1945-7782
dc.description.abstract We examine the role that an exogenous increase in household income due to a government transfer unrelated to household characteristics plays in children's long run outcomes. Children in affected households have higher levels of education in their young adulthood and a lower incidence of criminality for minor offenses. Effects differ by initial household poverty status. An additional $4000 per year for the poorest households increases educational attainment by one year at age 21 and reduces having ever committed a minor crime by 22% at ages 16-17. Our evidence suggests that improved parental quality is a likely mechanism for the change.
dc.format.extent 86 - 115
dc.language ENG
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Am Econ J Appl Econ
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1257/app.2.1.86
dc.title Parents' Incomes and Children's Outcomes: A Quasi-Experiment.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US 2010-1-0 en_US
duke.description.endpage 115 en_US
duke.description.issue 1 en_US
duke.description.startpage 86 en_US
duke.description.volume 2 en_US
dc.relation.journal American Economic Journal-Applied Economics en_US
pubs.issue 1
pubs.organisational-group /Duke
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Sanford School of Public Policy
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Sanford School of Public Policy/Center for Child and Family Policy
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments/Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments/Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences/Psychiatry, Child & Family Mental Health and Developmental Neuroscience
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 2

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