Downward spiral: The impact of out-of-home placement on paternal welfare dependency
2016 (English)In: Children and youth services review, ISSN 0190-7409, E-ISSN 1873-7765, Vol. 66, 45-55 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this article, we test how out-of-home placement affects men's labor market attachment, and in so doing we provide a novel parallel to existing research on how fatherhood affects men, which focuses almost exclusively on a child's arrival. Using population panel data from Denmark that include all first time fathers whose children were placed in out-of-home care from 1995 to 2005, we find that having a child placed in care is associated with up to a 4 percentage point increase in welfare dependency. Having a child placed in out-of-home care appear to aggravate conditions that likely necessitated the out-of-home placement to begin with, thereby likely necessitating longer duration of out-of-home placements. Thus, out-of-home placements have substantial secondary costs for parents and society.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 66, 45-55 p.
Administrative data, Fatherhood, Labor market attachment, Out-of-home placement, Welfare dependency
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-130347DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.04.016ISI: 000379097800006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-130347DiVA: diva2:929256