Econometrics and Applied Economics workshops: Arnaud Chevalier
|Dates:||26 February 2015|
|Times:||16:15 - 17:45|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
Not All Cohorts Are Born Equal: Evidence from the Educational Outcome of the "Children of the Wall"
Abstract: After the fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germany experienced an unprecedented temporary drop in fertility mostly driven by economic uncertainty. We investigate whether children born during this nativity slump were positively or negatively selected. Using various educational measures, we show that from an early age these children perform worse. Consistent with negative selection, mothers who gave birth in that period had worse observed personal characteristics. These children are also less likely to be growing up with natural parents or stable relationships. Finally, investigating the underlying mechanisms reveals that parental educational input and emotional attachment play were also lower for these children. Finally, results for siblings support the negative parental selection rather than a time effect.
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Organisation: Royal Holloway
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