It must be heartbreaking for a child to see a parent go to jail for some crime. But is it necessarily all bad for how the kid’s life turns out in the long run?
Not according to a paper in the latest American Economic Review by Samuel Norris, Matthew Pecenco, and Jeffrey Weaver, “The Effects of Parental and Sibling . . .
"We begin our public affections in our families. No cold relation is a zealous citizen. We pass on to our neighbourhoods, and our habitual provincial connexions. These are inns and resting-places. Such divisions of our country as have been formed by habit, and not by a sudden jerk of authority, were so many little images of the great country . . .
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