Parental Divorce and Students Performance: Evidence from Longitudinal Data

18 Pages Posted: 24 May 2007

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Anna Sanz-de-Galdeano

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Daniela Vuri

University of Rome Tor Vergata; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

Abstract

In this article, we analysed data from the National Education Longitudinal Study to investigate whether experiencing parental divorce during adolescence had an adverse impact on students' performance on standardized tests. To account for the potential endogeneity of parental divorce we employed double and triple difference models that rely on observing teenagers' from intact and divorced backgrounds before and after the divorce occurs. We found that parental divorce does not negatively affect teenagers cognitive skills. Our results also suggest that cross-sectional estimates overstate the detrimental effect of parental divorce.

Suggested Citation

Sanz De Galdeano, Anna and Vuri, Daniela, Parental Divorce and Students Performance: Evidence from Longitudinal Data. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 69, No. 3, pp. 321-338, June 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=987109 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0084.2006.00199.x

Anna Sanz De Galdeano (Contact Author)

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ( email )

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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Daniela Vuri

University of Rome Tor Vergata ( email )

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Rome, Lazio 00133
Italy

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

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Munich, DE-81679
Germany

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