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Long shadow of the Berlin Wall

Arnaud  Chevalier,  Olivier  Marie,  January 2015
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Keywords: Crime, parental selection, fertility, economic uncertainty, risk attitude

JEL Classification: J13; K42

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Do people born at different points of the economic cycle have different outcomes – and if so, why? Arnaud Chevalier and Olivier Marie examine the educational attainment and criminal activity of children born in East Germany in the few years after the fall of the Berlin Wall – a time when uncertainty about the future was extremely high.


CentrePiece 19 (3) Winter2015 pages: 08-Nov-2015 00:00:00

This article summarises ‘Economic Uncertainty, Parental Selection, and the Criminal Activity of the “Children of the Wall”’ by Arnaud Chevalier and Olivier Marie, CEP Discussion Paper No.1256, January 2014