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Impact of Parental Death in Middle Childhood and Adolescence on Child Outcomes

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This paper investigates whether the death of a parent during middle childhood (ages 7–8 to 11–12) has different effects on a child's schooling and psychosocial outcomes when compared with death during adolescence (ages 11–12 to 14–15) in Ethiopia. The data come from three rounds of the Young Lives longitudinal survey, conducted in 2002, 2006 and 2009, of a sample of around 850 children across 20 sentinel sites in Ethiopia. The results show that when a child's mother dies in middle childhood, ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/jae/ejt001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Queen's College, The
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Economics
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Author
Journal:
Journal of African Economics Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
3
Pages:
463-490
Publication date:
2013-06-05
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EISSN:
1464-3723
ISSN:
0963-8024
URN:
uuid:e73a0318-c482-4682-8872-82080293a811
Local pid:
ora:10631

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