Join Professor Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln for an online event, part of the Macroeconomics Research Seminar Series, Autumn Term 2020
16:00 - 17:30
Professor Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln
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Join Professor Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln as they present a seminar entitled 'The Long-Term Distributional and Welfare Effects of COVID-19 School Closures'.
Professor Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln from the Goethe University Frankfurt will present their research on The Long-Term Distributional and Welfare Effects of Covid-19 School Closures.
Using a structural life-cycle model, we quantify the long-term impact of school closures during the Corona crisis on children affected at different ages and coming from households with different parental characteristics. In the model, public investment through schooling is combined with parental time and resource investments in the production of child human capital at different stages in the children's development process.
We quantitatively characterize both the long-term earnings consequences on children from a Covid-19 induced loss of schooling, as well as the associated welfare losses. Due to self-productivity in the human capital production function, skill attainment at a younger stage of the life cycle raises skill attainment at later stages, and thus younger children are hurt more by the school closures than older children.
We find that parental reactions reduce the negative impact of the school closures, but do not fully offset it. The negative impact of the crisis on children's welfare is especially severe for those with parents with low educational attainment and low assets. The school closures themselves are primarily responsible for the negative impact of the Covid-19 shock on the long-run welfare of the children, with the pandemic-induced income shock to parents playing a secondary role.
This seminar will be held via webinar on Zoom. This event is open to all levels of study and is also open to the public. To register your place and gain access to the webinar, please contact the seminar organisers.
This event is part of the Macroeconomics Research Seminar Series.