The Effect of Lone Motherhood on the Smoking Behaviour of Young Adults

25 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2009

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Marco Francesconi

University of Essex; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Stephen P. Jenkins

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Social Policy and Administration; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)

Thomas Siedler

University of Hamburg - Faculty of Business, Economics, and Social Sciences; DIW Berlin; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); University of Essex

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Abstract

We provide evidence that living with an unmarried mother during childhood raises smoking propensities for young adults in Germany.

Keywords: smoking, lone parent, childhood family structure, divorce, unobserved heterogeneity

JEL Classification: I10, J12, J18

Suggested Citation

Francesconi, Marco and Jenkins, Stephen P. and Siedler, Thomas, The Effect of Lone Motherhood on the Smoking Behaviour of Young Adults. IZA Discussion Paper No. 4392. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1489215

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