ERIC Number: EJ628839
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Number of Siblings and Intellectual Development: The Resource Dilution Explanation.
Downey, Douglas B.
American Psychologist, v56 n6-7 p497-504 Jun-Jul 2001
Resource dilution model suggests that as the number of children increases, parental resources for each child decline. Assesses whether resource dilution could explain the effect of siblings on intellectual development tests. Identifies flaws in recent critiques of this position, discussing it as an explanation for why children with few siblings score higher on cognitive skills tests than children with many siblings. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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