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ERIC Number: EJ1109551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Birth Order and Child Cognitive Outcomes: An Exploration of the Parental Time Mechanism
Monfardini, Chiara; See, Sarah Grace
Education Economics, v24 n5 p481-495 2016
Higher birth order positions are associated with poorer outcomes due to smaller shares of resources received within the household. Using a sample of Panel Study of Income Dynamics-Child Development Supplement children, we investigate if the negative birth order effect we find in cognitive outcomes is due to unequal allocation of mother and father time investments. Exploiting the presence of siblings in the sample, we show that birth order differences in parental time are mostly driven by between-families variation rather than within-family variation. This finding suggests that birth order effects are unlikely to be driven by differences in quality time spent with either parent.
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Language: English
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