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Title:Sibling Size and Investment in Children's Education : An Asian Instrument PDF Logo
Authors:Lee, Jungmin
Issue Date:2004
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 1323
Abstract:This study consistently estimates the trade-off between child quantity and quality by exploiting exogenous variation in fertility due to son preferences. Under son preferences, childbearing and fertility timing are determined conditional on the first child's gender. For the sample of South Korean households I find strong evidence of unobserved heterogeneity across households. However, sibling size has adverse effects on per-child investment in education, in particular when fertility is high.
Subjects:fertility
education
son preference
JEL:D13
O12
J13
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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