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dc.contributor.authorBlaess, Virginieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-30T12:09:34Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-30T12:09:34Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/23938-
dc.description.abstractIndividual decisions on education are still an important topic in socialsciences research. Our goal is an analysis of the impact of siblings oneducational attainment in West Germany. Theories of educational decisionsin a family context suggest several possible effects of siblings.During the 1990s, several authors analyzed this relationship for theUnited States and came up with contradictory results on the relativeimportance of different factors. Consequently, an empirical analysisis required, which is provided in this paper based on data from theGSOEP. In order to control for unobservable heterogeneity in educationaldecisions, several empirical specifications including propensityscore matching are tested. The results suggest that boys are favoredby their parents relative to girls. Furthermore, the gender of theirsiblings shows no significant impact on the educational attainment ofboys, while a significant effect is found for girls. Finally, the educationalattainment of an elder sibling shows a significant and positiveeffect on education decisions of the second child.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDiscussion paper / Universität Erfurt, Staatswissenschaftliche Fakultät |x2005,001Een_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.jelC14en_US
dc.subject.jelC13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordUnobservable heterogeneityen_US
dc.subject.keywordmatchingen_US
dc.subject.keywordordered-probiten_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwFamiliensoziologieen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleSiblings and Educational Attainment in West Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn481123326en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:erfdps:2005001E-

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