Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/232886
Authors: 
Karbownik, Krzysztof
Özek, Umut
Year of Publication: 
2021
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 14134
Publisher: 
Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Bonn
Abstract: 
Using a regression discontinuity design generated by school-entry cutoffs and school records from an anonymous district in Florida, we identify externalities in human capital production function arising from sibling spillovers. 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 provide empirical evidence that educational policies could create both positive and negative within-family externalities depending on the characteristics of the affected households.
Subjects: 
school starting age
sibling spillovers
human capital externalities
JEL: 
D13
I20
J13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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