Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/94273
Authors: 
Gang, Ira N.
Bauer, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2000
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers, Department of Economics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 1999-09
Abstract: 
Recent studies exploring sibling rivalry in the allocation of household resources in the U.S. produce conflicting results. We contribute to this discussion by addressing the role of sibling rivalry in educational attainment in Germany. Using the German Socioeconomic Panel (GSOEP) we are able to distinguish how the effects of sibling rivalry vary by cultural affiliation, i.e., among families of West German, East German and foreign origin. We also point out and correct for a reference group problem in earlier papers analyzing sibling rivalry.
Subjects: 
education
ethnicity
gender
human capital formation
sex composition
JEL: 
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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