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Discussion Papers no. 739

Home with mom: The effects of stay-at-home parents on children's long-run educational outcomes

In 1998 the Norwegian government introduced a program that substantially increased parents’ incentives to stay home with children under the age of three.

In 1998 the Norwegian government introduced a program that substantially increased parents’ incentives to stay home with children under the age of three. Many eligible children had older siblings, and we investigate how this program affected long-run educational outcomes of the older siblings. Using comprehensive administrative data, we estimate a difference-in-differences model which exploits differences in older siblings' exposures to the program. We find a significant positive treatment effect on older siblings’ 10th grade GPA, and this effect seems to be largely driven by mother’s reduced labor force participation and not by changes in family income or father’s labor force participation.

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Tittel

Home with mom: The effects of stay-at-home parents on children's long-run educational outcomes

Ansvarlige

Eric Bettinger, Torbjørn Hægeland, Mari Rege

Serie og -nummer

Discussion Papers no. 739

Utgiver

Statistics Norway

Emne

Discussion Papers

ISSN

1892-753X

Antall sider

27

Målform

Engelsk

Om Discussion Papers

Discussion papers comprise research papers intended for international journals and books. A preprint of a Discussion Paper may be longer and more elaborate than a standard journal article as it may include intermediate calculations, background material etc.

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