Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/198891
Authors: 
Karbownik, Krzysztof
Özek, Umut
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper No. 7531
Publisher: 
Center for Economic Studies and ifo Institute (CESifo), Munich
Abstract: 
We identify externalities in human capital production function arising from sibling spillovers. Using regression discontinuity design generated by school-entry cutoffs and school records from one district in Florida, we find positive spillover effects from an older to a younger child in less affluent families and negative spillover effects from a younger to an older child in more affluent families. These results are consistent with direct spillovers dominating in economically disadvantaged families and with parental reinforcement in more affluent families.
Subjects: 
sibling spillovers
household dynamics
school starting age
regression discontinuity
JEL: 
D13
I20
J13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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