Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Academic Program Adviser
Randall K. Filer
I study the effect of parental death on a child’s wellbeing, including workforce participation, education, marital status and health. Using propensity score matching, I find that parental death leads to worse outcomes for children who lose a parent compared to those with two parents, with negative effects exacerbated for daughters.
Shah, Monil S., "The Effect of Parental Death on Children’s Wellbeing" (2018). CUNY Academic Works.