Replication data for: Parents' Incomes and Children's Outcomes: A Quasi-experiment Using Transfer Payments from Casino Profits

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  • Akee, Randall K. Q.
  • Copeland, William E.
  • Keeler, Gordon
  • Angold, Adrian
  • Costello, E. Jane
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  • Abstract

    We examine the role 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 $4,000 per year for the poorest households increases educational attainment by one year at age 21, and reduces the chances of committing a minor crime by 22 percent for 16 and 17 year olds. Our evidence suggests improved parental quality is a likely mechanism for the change. (JEL D14, H23, I32, I38, J13)
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    DOI: 10.1257/app.2.1.86 (Text)
  • Akee, Randall K. Q., William E. Copeland, Gordon Keeler, Adrian Angold, and E. Jane Costello. “Parents’ Incomes and Children’s Outcomes: A Quasi-Experiment Using Transfer Payments from Casino Profits.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2, no. 1 (January 2010): 86–115.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.2.1.86 (DOI)

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