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The labour market consequences of teenage childbearing (2018)
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Silles, M. A. (2019). The labour market consequences of teenage childbearing. Contemporary Economic Policy, 37(4), 694-713. https://doi.org/10.1111/coep.12417

This paper provides estimates of the impact of an unanticipated child during adolescence on labour supply and earnings using data for women who gave birth between 1976 and 2015 drawn from the 1990 and 2000 censuses and the American Community Surveys.... Read More

The effects of language skills on economic assimilation of female immigrants in the United States (2018)
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Antonia Silles, M. (2018). The effects of language skills on economic assimilation of female immigrants in the United States. The Manchester school, 86(6), 789-815. doi:10.1111/manc.12231

This paper uses recent data from the American Community Survey between 2010 and 2015 to investigate the effect of language skills on women's economic assimilation who immigrated to the United States as children. The problem of endogenous language acq... Read More

The intergenerational transmission of education : new evidence from adoptions in the United States (2017)
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Silles, M. A. (2017). The intergenerational transmission of education : new evidence from adoptions in the United States. Economica, 84(336), 748-778. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecca.12240

This article examines the influence of parental education on children’s grade-for-age using a large sample of adoptees drawn from the American Community Survey between 2008 and 2014. The results show that mother’s education is not an important determ... Read More

Determinants of International Student Migration (2015)
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Abbott, A., & Silles, M. (2016). Determinants of International Student Migration. The World economy, 39(5), 621-635. https://doi.org/10.1111/twec.12319

© 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This paper considers what factors determine the migration of overseas students, when students cross borders for higher education. We utilise a gravity model for international student mobility and derive estimates for a... Read More

The impact of children on women’s labour supply and earnings in the UK: evidence using twin births (2015)
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Silles, M. A. (2016). The impact of children on women’s labour supply and earnings in the UK: evidence using twin births. Oxford economic papers, 68(1), 197-216. https://doi.org/10.1093/oep/gpv055

The objective of this paper is to investigate the effect of children on women’s labour supply and earnings for the United Kingdom. Estimating the causal relationship between family size and economic status is complicated because the same factors that... Read More

The causal effect of schooling on smoking behavior (2015)
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Silles, M. (2015). The causal effect of schooling on smoking behavior. Economics of education review, 48, 102-116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2015.06.004

This paper, using data for Great Britain and Northern Ireland, examines the hypothesis that there is a causal relationship between schooling and cigarette smoking. Compulsory schooling laws are exploited to isolate for causation. Cohorts who were tee... Read More

The intergenerational effect of parental education on child health: evidence from the UK (2013)
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Silles, M. A. (2015). The intergenerational effect of parental education on child health: evidence from the UK. Education Economics, 23(4), 455-469. https://doi.org/10.1080/09645292.2013.858660

While many earlier studies have shown a positive correlation between parents' education and children health, little attempt has been made to address the possibility that unobserved characteristics underlie this intergenerational relationship. This pa... Read More

The intergenerational effects of parental schooling on the cognitive and non-cognitive development of children (2011)
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Silles, M. A. (2011). The intergenerational effects of parental schooling on the cognitive and non-cognitive development of children. Economics of education review, 30(2), (258-268). doi:10.1016/j.econedurev.2010.09.002. ISSN 0272-7757

This article, using the National Child Development Study, estimates the causal relationship between parents' schooling and children's cognitive and non-cognitive development using the 1947 compulsory schooling legislation in Great Britain. The least... Read More

The effect of schooling on teenage childbearing: evidence using changes in compulsory education laws (2010)
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Silles, M. A. (2011). The effect of schooling on teenage childbearing: evidence using changes in compulsory education laws. Journal of Population Economics, 24(2), (761-777). doi:10.1007/s00148-010-0334-8. ISSN 0933-1433

A strong negative correlation is often found between schooling and teenage childbearing. The question at the center of this research is whether this correlation represents a causal relation. This paper uses changes in compulsory schooling laws in Gre... Read More

The causal effect of education on health: evidence from the United Kingdom (2009)
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Silles, M. A. (2009). The causal effect of education on health: evidence from the United Kingdom. Economics of education review, 28(1), (122-128). doi:10.1016/j.econedurev.2008.02.003. ISSN 0272-7757

Numerous economic studies have shown a strong positive correlation between health and years of schooling. The question at the centre of this research is whether the correlation between health and education represents a causal relation. This paper use... Read More

The effects of over-education on earnings in the graduate labour market (2007)
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Dolton, P. J., & Silles, M. A. (2008). The effects of over-education on earnings in the graduate labour market. Economics of education review, 27(2), (125-139). doi:10.1016/j.econedurev.2006.08.008. ISSN 0272-7757

This paper uses a new survey of graduates from one large civil university in the UK to examine the determinants of over-education and its subsequent impact on labour market earnings. Multiple measurements of over-education were collected to assess th... Read More

Maternal smoking, birth weight, and infant health
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Silles, M. Maternal smoking, birth weight, and infant health

Recent research into the implications of birth weight for infant health, and the implications of smoking during pregnancy for birth weight, may be plagued with omitted variable bias. In this study, two unique British longitudinal data sets on childre... Read More

Are classroom internet use and academic performance higher after government broadband subsidies to primary schools?
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Silles, M., Hyland, M., Layte, R., Lyons, S., & McCoy, S. Are classroom internet use and academic performance higher after government broadband subsidies to primary schools?

This paper combines data from a government programme providing broadband access to primary schools in Ireland with survey microdata on schools’, teachers’ and pupils use of the internet to examine the links between public subsidies, classroom use of... Read More