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Author: Chu, Shan-Ying
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1. Chu, Shan-Ying
Chyi, Hau
Welfare Use and Children's Longer-term Achievement
Applied Economics 47,39 (2015): 4200-4207.
Cohort(s): NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Keyword(s): Children, Academic Development; Earnings; Grade Point Average (GPA)/Grades; High School Completion/Graduates; Mothers; Welfare

We investigate the effects of mothers' welfare use on children's longer-term performance. To address issues of improper comparison groups and the endogenous nature of welfare participation, we focus on less-educated single mothers and adopt a correction function approach. Data are drawn from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 -- Children and Young Adult from 1994 to 2010. Estimation results confirm the positive longer-term effects of mothers' welfare use. On average, a child whose mother used welfare in all 20 quarters after childbirth experiences a 0.56-point increase in their yearly high school grade point average, is 12% more likely to graduate from high school and earns $1112.76 more in the first-observed income than a child whose mother does not.
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Chu, Shan-Ying and Hau Chyi. "Welfare Use and Children's Longer-term Achievement." Applied Economics 47,39 (2015): 4200-4207.