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Astrid L. Grasdal

Department of Economics,
University of Bergen,
Postboks 7800, NO-5020
BERGEN, NORWAY

E-Mail: astrid.grasdal@econ.uib.no

NBER Working Papers and Publications

September 2019Fathers' Multiple-Partner Fertility and Children’s Educational Outcomes
with Donna K. Ginther, Robert A. Pollak: w26242
We find substantial and statistically significant detrimental effects of fathers' multiple-partner fertility (MPF) on children's educational outcomes. We focus on children in fathers’ “second families” when the second families are nuclear families – households consisting of a man, a woman, their joint children, and no other children. We analyze outcomes for almost 75,000 Norwegian children, all of whom, until they were at least age 18, lived in nuclear families. Controlling for a rich set of socio-economic variables, we find that children who spent their entire childhoods in nuclear families but whose fathers had children from a previous relationship living elsewhere were 4 percentage points more likely to drop out of secondary school and 5 percentage points less likely to obtain a bachel...
 
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