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dc.contributor.authorFrijters, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, David W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorShah, Manishaen_US
dc.contributor.authorA. Shields, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-03en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-28T13:54:27Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-28T13:54:27Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46081-
dc.description.abstractDo parents invest more or less in their high ability children? We provide new evidence on this question by comparing observed ability differences and observed investment differences between siblings in the NLSY. To overcome endogeneity issues we use sibling differences in handedness as an instrument for cognitive ability differences, since handedness is a strong determinant of cognitive ability. We find that parents invest more in high ability children, with a one standard deviation increase in child cognitive ability increasing parental investments by approximately one-third of a standard deviation. Consequently, differences in child cognitive ability are enhanced by differential parental investments. This finding has important implications for education policy.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5153en_US
dc.subject.jelD13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordchildrenen_US
dc.subject.keywordcognitive abilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordparental investmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordhandednessen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwKognitive Fähigkeitenen_US
dc.subject.stwElternen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleIntra-household resource allocation: Do parents educe or reinforce child cognitive ability gaps?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn657067245en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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