The Intergenerational Transmission of Welfare Dependency (with Ragnhild C Schreiner) (AME)

Wednesday 8 May 2019, 1.00PM to 2.00pm

Speaker(s): Monique de Haan (Oslo University)

Host: Thomas Cornelissen
Doodle: For a 1:1 meeting with Monique please complete the doodle poll‚Äč
Abstract: Exploiting rich administrative data from Norway, we estimate nonparametric bounds around the average causal effect of parental welfare participation on children's welfare participation for children that grew up in welfare-dependent families. We find upper bounds well below the intergenerational association and substantially below available LATE estimates in the literature. Our results show that a substantial portion of the observed intergenerational correlation in welfare dependency is due to correlated characteristics and that there is important heterogeneity in the intergenerational spillovers both between different welfare programs, and between children of marginal and average welfare participants.

Location: A/EW104 Alcuin East Wing

Admission: All welcome