Study Achievement for Students with Kids

Publication year: 2011

Daniel Hallberg, Thomas Lindh, Jovan Žamac

Abstract

Few get children while enrolled in higher education, nevertheless one fourth of female university students in Sweden has children. Using a large longitudinal data set containing educational achievement we find that students with children seem to be more efficient in their studies among those who have graduated. Becoming parent speeds up ongoing studies but not studies that are initiated after entry into parenthood. We also find an indication that students with children have a lower dropout rate since their probability to register a diploma is higher, compared to students without children.

The report is available in Swedish Arbetsrapport 2011 nr. 12

 

Publication year: 2011

Daniel Hallberg, Thomas Lindh, Jovan Žamac

Abstract

Few get children while enrolled in higher education, nevertheless one fourth of female university students in Sweden has children. Using a large longitudinal data set containing educational achievement we find that students with children seem to be more efficient in their studies among those who have graduated. Becoming parent speeds up ongoing studies but not studies that are initiated after entry into parenthood. We also find an indication that students with children have a lower dropout rate since their probability to register a diploma is higher, compared to students without children.

The report is available in Swedish Arbetsrapport 2011 nr. 12