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Demography (2006) 43 (3): 401–420.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Anne Case; Cally Ardington Abstract We analyze longitudinal data from a demographic surveillance area (DSA) in KwaZulu-Natal to examine the impact of parental death on children’s outcomes. The results show significant differences in the impact of mothers’ and fathers’ deaths. The loss of a child’s...
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Demography (2004) 41 (3): 483–508.
Published: 01 August 2004
... . Health Transition Review , 7 ( 2 ), 141 – 53 . Education and HIV/AIDS, A Window of Hope . ( 2002 ). Washington, DC : World Bank . Orphans in Africa: Poverty and School Enrollment 483 Demography, Volume 41-Number 3, August 2004: 483 508 483 I ORPHANS IN AFRICA: PARENTAL DEATH, POVERTY...
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Demography (2023) 60 (1): 255–279.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Björn Quanjer; Ingrid K. van Dijk; Matthias Rosenbaum-Feldbrügge Abstract We investigate how experiencing parental death in infancy, childhood, or adolescence affected individuals' health using two distinct measures: mortality before age 20 and young adult height. Using two complementary indicators...
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Demography (2014) 51 (2): 437–457.
Published: 27 February 2014
...Ava Gail Cas; Elizabeth Frankenberg; Wayan Suriastini; Duncan Thomas Abstract Identifying the impact of parental death on the well-being of children is complicated because parental death is likely to be correlated with other, unobserved factors that affect child well-being. Population...
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Demography (2019) 56 (5): 1827–1854.
Published: 16 August 2019
...Matthias Rosenbaum-Feldbrügge Abstract Previous research on the impact of parental loss on labor market outcomes in adulthood has often suffered from low sample sizes. To generate further insights into the long-term consequences of parental death, I use the Historical Sample of the Netherlands (HSN...
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Published: 01 February 2023
Fig. 4 Effect of the timing of parental death on boys' stature in centimeters (with 95% confidence intervals). The estimates are based on a linear regression model that controlled for socioeconomic status, birth region, birth cohort, and birth order. N = 4,166; reference group with both parents More
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Published: 16 August 2019
Fig. 1 Simplified pathway between parental death in childhood and status attainment in adulthood More
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Demography (2007) 44 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 February 2007
...David K. Evans; Edward Miguel Abstract AIDS deaths could have a major impact on economic development by affecting the human capital accumulation of the next generation. We estimate the impact of parent death on primary school participation using an unusual five-year panel data set of over 20,000...
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Demography (2015) 52 (4): 1121–1146.
Published: 29 July 2015
... due to death, migration, child relocation, union dissolution, and union formation from 2001–2011. Employing survival analysis, the article quantifies children’s risk of absence by cause and investigates sociodemographic variation in this risk. Of children born into two-parent households, 25...
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Demography (2005) 42 (4): 757–768.
Published: 01 November 2005
...Kathleen Ford; Victoria Hosegood Abstract This paper examines the effect of parental death on the mobility of 39,163 children aged 0–17 in rural KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, in 2000 and 2001. Parental mortality from all causes prior to and during follow-up increased the risk of a child moving...
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Demography (2016) 53 (6): 1743–1770.
Published: 07 November 2016
...Sophia Chae Abstract A growing body of literature has examined the impact of different types of family structures on children’s schooling in sub-Saharan Africa. These studies have investigated how living arrangements, gender of the household head, parental death, and paternal migration are related...
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Demography (2023) 60 (2): 539–562.
Published: 01 April 2023
... adulthood and a sibling's death in later life; the latter is explained by larger sibship size, indicating a greater lifetime risk of bereavement experiences. The higher risk of parental death during childhood for U.S.-born and foreign-born Hispanic individuals is explained by covariates (e.g., lower levels...
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Demography (2023) 60 (2): 517–537.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Javier Garcia-Brazales Abstract This article provides the first systematic study of the short- and long-run effects of parental death on the cognitive, noncognitive (locus of control), and physical development of Indian children. Exploiting rich longitudinal data over 15 years, I use difference...
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Demography (2022) 59 (3): 1093–1115.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., or at least to maintain their social position. Consequently, losing a parent in childhood could be detrimental to adult socioeconomic outcomes. We use full-count linked census data and a comprehensive death register to study the effect of parental loss on socioeconomic outcomes in adulthood in Sweden during...
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Demography (2021) 58 (3): 847–870.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of grandparents—their own parent(s) or their spouse's parent(s). We develop a novel conceptual framework that presents the pathways of influence and considers the overall impact of grandparental death on childbearing of adult children. We then estimate fixed-effects models to identify causal relationships between...
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Demography (2009) 46 (3): 553–574.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Fiona Steele; Wendy Sigle-Rushton; Øystein Kravdal Abstract Using high-quality data from Norwegian population registers, we examine the relationship between family disruption and children’s educational outcomes. We distinguish between disruptions caused by parental divorce and paternal death...
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Demography (2021) 58 (5): 1715–1735.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Diego Alburez-Gutierrez; Martin Kolk; Emilio Zagheni Abstract The death of a child affects the well-being of parents and families worldwide, but little is known about the scale of this phenomenon. Using a novel methodology from formal demography applied to data from the 2019 Revision of the United...
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Published: 01 April 2023
) and round (in panels b–d) or year (in panel a) (α t ) fixed effects of the following form: outcomei,t=∑g = TLTHβg(Di,t(g)×Treatedi)+αi+αt+εi,t. The horizontal axis measures the distance to parental death in terms of survey rounds or years. “b” and “a” indicate rounds before and after the shock takes place More
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Demography (2014) 51 (4): 1271–1293.
Published: 11 June 2014
... resources. This relationship is more pronounced for deaths that are linked to behavioral factors: most notably, chronic lower respiratory disease and lung cancer. Furthermore, at least part of the association between offspring’s schooling and parents’ survival may be explained by parents’ health behaviors...
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Demography (1968) 5 (1): 104–121.
Published: 01 March 1968
..., there is a possible connection be- tween the level of mortality and the amount of emotional energy which par- ents invest in their children. It may be supposed that the pain of bereavement at a child's death is directly proportional to the amount of emotional energy that the parents have invested in that child...