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Title: Divorce and the Cognitive Achievement of Children
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1. Tartari, Melissa
Divorce and the Cognitive Achievement of Children
International Economic Review 56,2 (May 2015): 597-645.
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: Wiley Online
Keyword(s): Age at Birth; Child Self-Administered Supplement (CSAS); Child Support; Children, Academic Development; Divorce; Marital Conflict; Marital Status; Maternal Employment; Modeling, Fixed Effects; Modeling, Simulation; Parent-Child Interaction; Parent-Child Relationship/Closeness; Parental Investments; Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Math); Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Reading); Propensity Scores; Relationship Conflict

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Children of divorced parents exhibit lower test scores and educational attainment. Have these correlations a causal interpretation? Parents who divorce may be less likely to invest in their children while together or they may divorce to shield their children from the effects of marital conflict. I study the relationship between children's achievement and the marital status of their parents within a dynamic framework in which partners decide on whether to remain married, how to interact (with or without conflict), and child investments. I then assess whether a child whose parents divorced would have been better off had divorce not occurred.
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Tartari, Melissa. "Divorce and the Cognitive Achievement of Children." International Economic Review 56,2 (May 2015): 597-645.