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ERIC Number: EJ836510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Competition for Resources: A Reexamination of Sibship Composition Models of Parental Investment
Lee, Kristen Schultz
Journal of Marriage and Family, v71 n2 p263-277 May 2009
The predictions of resource dilution and sibship gender composition models of educational investment are tested using the Japanese Nationwide Survey on Families (N = 6,985). Japan is an important case because of its postindustrial economy, coupled with high levels of dependence on parental investment to attend a university and persisting gender inequality in educational attainment. In previous between-family analyses of educational attainment in Japan, boys were found to drain resources from their sisters. The within-family, multilevel models of parental educational investments in this analysis show that girls with college-educated brothers fare better than their peers without brothers. An alternative model incorporating the educational investments received by brothers in the same family is proposed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan