Timing of College Enrollment and Family Formation Decisions

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Timing of College Enrollment and Family Formation Decisions

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dc.contributor.author Humlum, Maria K.
dc.contributor.author Kristoffersen, Jannie H. G.
dc.contributor.author Vejlin, Rune
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-15T07:16:12Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-15T07:16:12Z
dc.date.issued 2014-05-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8923
dc.description.abstract The level of progression of an individual’s educational or labor market career is a potentially important factor for family formation decisions. We address this issue by considering the effects of a particular college admission system on family formation. We show that the admission system affects mainly the timing of college enrollment and not the college-going decision. As such, we consider a specific type of career interruption and its consequences for relationship formation and fertility decisions. Specifically, we employ a regression discontinuity design based on the college admission system to estimate the effect of being above the admission requirement in the year of application on later family formation decisions. We find that the admission system has substantial effects on the timing of family formation and, specifically, that the timing of college enrollment is an important determinant hereof. This suggests that career interruptions such as delays in the educational system can have large effects on family decision-making. en_US
dc.format.extent 49 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit / Institute for the Study of Labor en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IZA Discussion Paper Series;7905
dc.subject.other Fertility en_US
dc.subject.other Education policy en_US
dc.subject.other Career interruptions en_US
dc.subject.other Delayed college enrollment en_US
dc.subject.other Regression discontinuity en_US
dc.title Timing of College Enrollment and Family Formation Decisions en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit / Institute for the Study of Labor en_US
dc.contributor.department Økonomisk Institut en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort ECON en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Economics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ECON en_US
dc.publisher.city Bonn en_US
dc.publisher.year 2014 en_US


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