Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Daniel Graeber

The effect of parental education on the offspring's mental health

We are the first to estimate the causal effect of parental education on a wide range of the adult offspring's mental health outcomes. Theoretical considerations predict positive direct and indirect effects of parental education on the offspring's mental health. But the relation between parental education and mental health outcomes is plagued by endogeneity. To circumvent this problem, we exploit exogenous variation in schooling which is completely unrelated to the offspring's mental health. In contrast to our theoretical considerations, we find no positive effects of parental education on the offspring's mental health. Moreover, preliminary results point at a negative effect of parental education and the offspring's mental health.

  • 19.07.2017
  • 12:30 - 13:30
  • DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum)
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
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Speakers
  • Daniel Graeber
    dgraeber@diw.de
    +49 30 89789 472
Contacts
  • Stefan Etgeton
    setgeton@diw.de
    +49 30 89789 369
  • Aline Zucco
    azucco@diw.de
    +49 30 89789 383