Universiteit Maastricht

The effect of family disruption on children's personality development: Evidence from British Longitudinal data

Auteur(s): Prevoo, M.H.G.; Weel, B.J. ter

Jaar: 2015

Bron: Economist-netherlands, 163(1), 61-93.

Type: Artikel

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This research documents the effects of different forms of family disruptions-measured by separation, divorce and death-on personality development of British children included in the 1970 British Cohort Study. There are statistically significant correlations between family disruptions prior to the age of 16 and personality development in early childhood. Parental divorce has the largest negative effect on a child's personality development. Family disruptions have smaller effects on personality development when children are older and patterns differ by gender. The relationship between personality development and family disruption is partially driven by selection. Placebo regressions reveal significant correlations between family disruption and personality development before disruption. The omitted variable bias is mitigated by investigating mechanisms through which the selection operates.

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Valutaverliezen moedervennootschap internationaal concern aftrekbaar op grond van unierecht

Auteur(s): Korving, J.

Jaar: 2015

Bron: Nederlands tijdschrift voor fiscaal recht. , .

Type: Annotatie

Ongelijke behandeling van persoonlijke en gezinssituatie van inwoners en niet-inwoners in strijd met EU-recht

Auteur(s): Korving, J.

Jaar: 2015

Bron: Nederlands tijdschrift voor fiscaal recht. , .

Type: Annotatie

Entry into working life: Spatial mobility and the job match quality of higher-educated graduates

Auteur(s): Venhorst, V.; Cörvers, F

Jaar: 2015

Bron: GSBE research memorandum 009. Maastricht: GSBE.

Type: Rapport / Working paper

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We estimate the impact of spatial mobility on job match quality by using a data set of recent Dutch university and college graduates We find positive wage returns related to spatial mobility. However, after controlling for the self-selection of migrants with an IV approach, this effect is no longer significant. We also find that, for our alternative job-match measures, where there is evidence of migrant self-selection, controlling for self-selection strongly reduces the effect of spatial mobility on job match quality. In some cases, the returns on spatial mobility are found to be negative, which may signal forced spatial mobility.

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Fiscale Facilitering & Zorgplicht

Jaar: 2015

Type: Congresbijdrage

‘High’ achievers? Cannabis access and academic performance

Auteur(s): Marie, O.; Zölitz, U.N.

Jaar: 2015

Bron: GSBE research memorandum 008. Maastricht: GSBE.

Type: Rapport / Working paper

Samenvatting:
This paper investigates how legal cannabis access affects student performance. Identification comes from an exceptional policy introduced in the city of Maastricht which discriminated legal access based on individuals’ nationality. We apply a difference-in-difference approach using administrative panel data on over 54,000 course grades of local students enrolled at Maastricht University before and during the partial cannabis prohibition. We find that the academic performance of students who are no longer legally permitted to buy cannabis increases substantially. Grade improvements are driven by younger students, and the effects are stronger for women and low performers. In line with how THC consumption affects cognitive functioning, we find that performance gains are larger for courses that require more numerical/mathematical skills. We investigate the underlying channels using students’ course evaluations and present suggestive evidence that performance gains are driven by improved understanding of material rather than changes in students’ study effort.

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'High' achievers? Cannabis access and academic performance

Auteur(s): Marie, O.; Zölitz, U.N.

Jaar: 2015

Bron: ROA Research Memoranda 004. Maastricht: Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market.

Type: Rapport / Working paper

Samenvatting:
This paper investigates how legal cannabis access affects student performance. Identification comes from an exceptional policy introduced in the city of Maastricht which discriminated legal access based on individuals’ nationality. We apply a difference in-difference approach using administrative panel data on over 54,000 course grades of local students enrolled at Maastricht University before and during the partial cannabis prohibition. We find that the academic performance of students who are no longer legally permitted to buy cannabis increases substantially. Grade improvements are driven by younger students, and the effects are stronger for women and low performers. In line with how THC consumption affects cognitive functioning, we find that performance gains are larger for courses that require more numerical/mathematical skills. We investigate the underlying channels using students’ course evaluations and present suggestive evidence that performance gains are driven by improved understanding of material rather than changes in students’ study effort.

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Entry into working life: Spatial mobility and the job match quality of higher-educated graduates

Auteur(s): Venhorst, V.; Cörvers, F

Jaar: 2015

Bron: ROA Research Memoranda 003. Maastricht: Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market.

Type: Rapport / Working paper

Samenvatting:
We estimate the impact of spatial mobility on job match quality by using a data set of recent Dutch university and college graduates We find positive wage returns related to spatial mobility. However, after controlling for the self-selection of migrants with an IV approach, this effect is no longer significant. We also find that, for our alternative job-match measures, where there is evidence of migrant self-selection, controlling for self-selection strongly reduces the effect of spatial mobility on job match quality. In some cases, the returns on spatial mobility are found to be negative, which may signal forced spatial mobility.

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Strategy-proof location of public bads in a two-country model

Auteur(s): Lahiri, A.; Peters, H.J.M.; Storcken, A.J.A.

Jaar: 2015

Bron: GSBE research memorandum 007. Maastricht: GSBE.

Type: Rapport / Working paper

Samenvatting:
We consider the joint decision of placing public bads in each of two neighboring countries, modelled by two adjacent line segments. Residents of the two countries have single-dipped preferences, determined by the location of the nearest public bad to their dips. A social choice function or rule takes a profile of reported preferences as input and assigns the location of the public bad in each country. All rules satisfying strategy-proofness, country-specific Pareto optimality, non-corruptibility, and the far away condition are characterized. These rules pick only boundary locations.

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