PhD project Broken Homes and Crime: Differential Effects of Parental Divorce, Parental Decease, and Out-of-Wedlock Birth on Criminal Involvement in Offspring

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Description

This project investigates the effects of being raised in a single-parent family on criminal involvement of adolescents. It tests differential effects of parental divorce/separation, parental decease and out-of-wedlock birth on police-registered offending, and investigates the underlying mechanisms by exploring the duration of being raised in a single-parent family, and controls for characteristics of the parent(s), the children and the neighborhood of residence. The project exploits anonymized data of the complete Dutch population available through Statistics Netherlands
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single parent family
divorce
parental separation
offense
parents
police
Netherlands
statistics
adolescent