Ezra G. Goldstein


Ph.D. Candidate and L. Charles Hilton Jr. Center Fellow at Florida State University

The Long-Run Effect of Parental Absence: Evidence from Mining Accidents


Unpublished


Ezra G. Goldstein
2020 Aug

(Draft Coming Soon)

This paper uses newly-digitized records of the universe of mining accidents in Pennsylvania linked to the full count census to study how the loss of a parent affects a child's adulthood earnings. The empirical strategy makes use of plausibly exogenous variation in the severity of accident, comparing children of fatal accident victims with children of non-fatal accident victims. To analyze the effects of parental exposure on adulthood outcomes, I leverage variation in the child's age at the time of their parent's accident. Estimates reveal a large adulthood earnings penalty among children of fatal accident victims that weakens with longer parental exposure. 

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APA
Goldstein, E. G. (2020, August). The Long-Run Effect of Parental Absence: Evidence from Mining Accidents.

Chicago/Turabian
Goldstein, Ezra G. “The Long-Run Effect of Parental Absence: Evidence from Mining Accidents,” August 2020.

MLA
Goldstein, Ezra G. The Long-Run Effect of Parental Absence: Evidence from Mining Accidents. Aug. 2020.