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dc.contributor.authorKantarevic, Jasminen_US
dc.contributor.authorMechoulan, Stéphaneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:11:42Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:11:42Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33423-
dc.description.abstractWhether siblings of specific birth order perform differently has been a longstanding open empirical question. We use the family tree structure of the PSID to examine two claims found in the literature: whether being early in the birth order implies a distinct educational advantage, and whether there exists, within large families, a pattern of falling then rising attainment with respect to birth order, to the point where it becomes best to be last-born. Drawing from OLS and family fixed effects estimations, we find that being first-born confers a significant educational advantage that persists when considering earnings; being last-born confers none.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion Papers |x1789en_US
dc.subject.jelI2en_US
dc.subject.jelJ1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordbirth orderen_US
dc.subject.keywordfamily sizeen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducationen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwFamilieen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Gruppeen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleBirth order, educational attainment and earnings: an investigation using the PSIDen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn50655726Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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