Parental job loss and child well-being. Causal inference and risk mechanisms.
The detrimental effects of job loss potentially extend to children in the household, but little research has investigated such effects. The main aim of this project is to utilize a rich dataset to investigate the relationship between parental labour market outcomes and children’s well-being. This proposal consists of three projects: In the first project I will study the effects of parental job loss on children’s health. In the second project I will study the consequences of parental job loss on children’s schooling outcomes. In the last project I will study the extent to which active labour market policies aimed at unemployed parents have an effect on children’s health and learning outcomes. This work will contribute to the literature on intergenerational mobility and child resilience factors, and can guide policymakers in understanding and weighing the full long-term benefits of interventions for unemployed individuals and their families.