ERIC Number: EJ850087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
Changing Sibship Size and Educational Progress during Childhood: Evidence from the Philippines
Schmeer, Kammi K.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v71 n3 p787-801 Aug 2009
This paper investigates the association between changes in coresident sibship size and children's educational progress in the Philippines. When conceptualized at the household level, sibship size is a dynamic aspect of the family context with potentially important implications for resources needed to support a child's education. Individual-level change models suggested that adding younger siblings in early childhood (from birth to age 9) and losing both younger and older siblings later in childhood (from age 9 to 19) were associated with less educational progress by the focal child between ages 9 and 19. These effects were additive and indicated the importance of assessing both type of change and timing in evaluating the relationship between coresident sibship size and educational progress during childhood.
Descriptors: Siblings, Educational Attainment, Children, Foreign Countries, Models, Family Structure, Family Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines