How Parental Involvement Affects Education Outcomes of Their Children
|Author:||Mgr. Klára Kantová|
|Year:||2021 - summer|
|Leaders:|| Mgr. Barbara Pertold-Gebicka M.A., Ph.D.
|Work type:|| Finance, Financial Markets and Banking
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|Abstract:||Spending time together is more than important for family’s well-being, especially in the fast pace of modern days. This Master’s thesis presents a research
of the relationship between parental involvement in children’s lives and their
educational outcome. Additionally, it explores the impact of limit breaking
by youths on their educational attainment. The educational outcome is represented by a binary variable denoting whether the respondent completed high
school or not. The results mostly meet our expectations. The hypotheses of the
positive effect on child’s educational outcome with higher parental involvement
and negative effect with presence of limit breaking are supported by the results. What is surprising are the signs of the results from the regressions using
the limit setting variables. The results suggest that the expected probability
of completing high school decreases with higher parental limit setting. To estimate causal treatment effects, we used a subclassification on the propensity
score and a simple logistic regression.