Parents' Incomes and Children's Outcomes: A Quasi-Experiment.
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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.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1257/app.2.1.86
Publication InfoAkee, RK; Copeland, WE; Keeler, G; Angold, A; & Costello, EJ (2010). Parents' Incomes and Children's Outcomes: A Quasi-Experiment. Am Econ J Appl Econ, 2(1). pp. 86-115. 10.1257/app.2.1.86. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/3357.
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Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Developmental epidemiology seeks to apply developmental and epidemiological principles to the study of psychopathology. Within this overall framework, my main research interests relate to the study of depression, anxiety, and disruptive behavior disorders and their effects on service use in children and adolescents. Current activities include studies of (1) relationships among pubertal hormonal changes, morphological changes, life strain, and psychopathology; (2) the development of measures