Parental Separation and Well-Being of Youths
23 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2003
Date Written: October 2003
This paper uses recent data for Germany and a new outcome variable to assess the consequences of parental separation on the well-being of youths. In particular, it is considered how subjective well-being, elicited from an ordinal 11-point general life satisfaction question, differs between youths living in intact and non-intact families, holding many other potential determinants of well-being constant using ordered probit regressions. The main finding of this study is that living in a non-intact family has not the hypothesised large negative effect on child well-being.
Keywords: child welfare, educational attainment, happiness, German Socio-Economic Panel
JEL Classification: I31, J12, C25
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