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Birth order, schooling, and earnings.
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PMID:  12146357     Owner:  PIP     Status:  MEDLINE    
"Birth-order effects are posited by many to affect earnings and schooling. We show how such effects can be interpreted to shift either the earnings possibility frontier for siblings or parental preferences. We find empirical evidence for birth-order effects on (age-adjusted) schooling and on earnings for young U.S. adults, though the latter is not robust for all specifications. The examination of intrahousehold allocations suggests that these birth-order differences occur despite parental preferences or prices by birth order favoring later borns, apparently because of stronger endowment effects that favor first borns."
J R Behrman; P Taubman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of labor economics     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0734-306X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Labor Econ     Publication Date:  1986 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-05-02     Completed Date:  1988-05-02     Revised Date:  2002-10-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101084446     Medline TA:  J Labor Econ     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-50     Citation Subset:  J    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Order*
Developed Countries
Developing Countries
Educational Status*
Family Characteristics
Family Relations
Financial Management
Health Care Rationing*
North America
Social Class
Socioeconomic Factors
United States

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