• Economic Analysis Seminar March 3, Warn Lekfuangfu (UC3M)

  • Start: Wednesday, 03 March 13:00
    End: Wednesday, 03 March 14:30
  • UCM Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Campus de Somosaguas, Pozuelo de Alarcón, España
  • Dept. Economic Analysis

    Research Seminars

    Dear all,
     The following  virtual seminar will take place next week.

    Department of Economic Analysis & ICAE Research Seminars:

    WEDNESDAY, March 3rd, 2021, 13:00 h

    Warn Lekfuangfu (UC3M)

    Title "Raised by grandparents: the effects of growing up in skipped generation households on later-life educational attainment" (joint with T. Srungbunmee, Khonkaen University)

    Abstract: This paper explores the long-run effects of parental absence during multiple stages of childhood on later-life educational attainment. We look at the specific case of children in skipped generation families who grew up in households where grandparents are primary caregiver, and both parents were absent for an extended period. To deal with the endogeneity of family choices and parental migration, we exploit a plethora of fixed effect estimations (locality, birth cohort and sibling fixed effects) and instrumental variable design. Using a longitudinal household survey, the Townsend Thai Data, our estimates show that early childhood experience of growing up in skipped generation households harms schooling outcomes later in life. We provide evidence that grandparent-headed households with parental absence also spent less on children’s education despite having received higher remittances.

    You can join the  seminar through Google Hangout Meets at the following link:

    @ucm accounts are granted immediate access to the webinar. External accounts require explicit approval by the moderators.

    You can find the recording of the talk  as well as previous sessions, papers, and the schedule of upcoming seminars at the seminar’s webpage

    Hope to see you all there.
    Jimenez-Martin, Juan-Ángel 
    Rodríguez Álvarez, Carmelo 
    Rodríguez Hernández, Juan Gabriel