Replication data for: Parental Job Loss and Children's Long-Term Outcomes: Evidence from 7 Million Fathers' Layoffs
- Hilger, Nathaniel G.
AbstractHow do parental layoffs and their large attendant income losses affect children's long-term outcomes? This question has proven difficult to answer due to the endogeneity of parental layoffs. I overcome this problem by exploiting the timing of 7 million fathers' layoffs when children are age 12-29 in administrative data for the United States. Layoffs dramatically reduce family income but only slightly reduce college enrollment, college quality, and early career earnings. These effects are consistent with a weak estimated propensity to spend on college out of marginal parental income. I find that larger effects based on firm closures stem from selection.
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DOI: 10.1257/app.20150295 (Text)
Hilger, Nathaniel G. “Parental Job Loss and Children’s Long-Term Outcomes: Evidence from 7 Million Fathers’ Layoffs.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 8, no. 3 (July 2016): 247–83. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20150295.
- ID: 10.1257/app.20150295 (DOI)
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