Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=2280272
 


 



Home with Mom: The Effects of Stay-at-Home Parents on Children's Long-Run Educational Outcomes


Eric Bettinger


Stanford University

Torbjorn Haegeland


Statistics Norway; University of Oslo - Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research

Mari Rege


University of Stavanger

June 17, 2013

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4274

Abstract:     
In 1998 the Norwegian government introduced a program that 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.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 34

Keywords: child development, household production, household specialization, maternal labor force participation

JEL Classification: D130, H310, J220

working papers series


Download This Paper

Date posted: June 18, 2013  

Suggested Citation

Bettinger, Eric and Haegeland, Torbjorn and Rege, Mari, Home with Mom: The Effects of Stay-at-Home Parents on Children's Long-Run Educational Outcomes (June 17, 2013). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4274. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2280272

Contact Information

Eric Bettinger
Stanford University ( email )
Stanford, CA 94305
United States
Torbjorn Haegeland
Statistics Norway ( email )
N-0033 Oslo
Norway
University of Oslo - Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research
Gaustadalleen 21
N-0317 Oslo
Norway
Mari Rege (Contact Author)
University of Stavanger ( email )
PB 8002
Stavanger, 4036
Norway
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 874
Downloads: 175
Download Rank: 100,519

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo4 in 0.297 seconds