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de Haan, Monique – Economics of Education Review, 2010
This paper investigates the effect of family size and birth order on educational attainment. An instrumental variables approach is used to identify the effect of family size. Instruments for the number of children are twins at last birth and the sex mix of the first two children. The effect of birth order is identified, by examining the relation…
Descriptors: Age, Family Size, Educational Attainment, Birth Order
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Silles, Mary A. – Economics of Education Review, 2010
This article, using longitudinal data from the National Child Development Study, presents new evidence on the effects of family size and birth order on test scores and behavioral development at age 7, 11 and 16. Sibling size is shown to have an adverse causal effect on test scores and behavioral development. For any given family size, first-borns…
Descriptors: Family Size, Birth Order, Scores, Child Development
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Sen, Anindya; Clemente, Anthony – Economics of Education Review, 2010
We exploit the 1986, 1994, and 2001 waves of the Canadian general social surveys in order to estimate intergenerational correlations in education. The use of these specific data is important because of available information on the final educational attainment of survey respondents and both parents, as well as family size and birth order. OLS…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Correlation, Educational Attainment, Birth Order
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Walsh, Patrick – Economics of Education Review, 2010
Parents who volunteer, or who lobby for improvements in school quality, are generally seen as providing a school-wide public good. If so, straightforward public-good theory predicts that free-riding will reduce average involvement at larger schools. This study uses longitudinal data to follow families over time, as their children move from middle…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Parent Participation, School Size
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Hoogerheide, Lennart; Block, Joern H.; Thurik, Roy – Economics of Education Review, 2012
The validity of family background variables instrumenting education in income regressions has been much criticized. In this paper, we use data from the 2004 German Socio-Economic Panel and Bayesian analysis to analyze to what degree violations of the strict validity assumption affect the estimation results. We show that, in case of moderate direct…
Descriptors: Validity, Bayesian Statistics, Family Characteristics, Educational Attainment
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Dee, Thomas S. – Economics of Education Review, 2011
Wisconsin's influential Learnfare initiative is a conditional cash "penalty" program that sanctions a family's welfare grant when covered teens fail to meet school attendance targets. In the presence of reference-dependent preferences, Learnfare provides uniquely powerful financial incentives for student performance. However, a 10-county…
Descriptors: Sanctions, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services, Financial Support
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Behrendt, Amy; And Others – Economics of Education Review, 1986
The determinants of Scholastic Aptitude Test scores are estimated for 1982 in a regression analysis correcting for the proportion of students taking the test. Schooling variables and statewide graduation standards proved insignificant. Demographic variables (family size and education levels) proved significant and help explain SAT score decline in…
Descriptors: Bias, Demography, Family Influence, Graduation Requirements
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Liu, Jin-Tan; Chou, Shin-Yi; Liu, Jin-Long – Economics of Education Review, 2006
A unique data set on Taiwan was employed to investigate the socioeconomic family backgrounds of students attending universities. Our empirical study found that individuals attending university are more likely to come from better-educated families than are those who do not attend university. Students attending public universities, which receive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Background, Family Characteristics, Teacher Education
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Matos-Diaz, Horacio – Economics of Education Review, 1987
Explores whether education reduces the effects of certain socioeconomic variables on school performance. Achievement scores of high school and college students in Puerto Rico are related to family income, size, and education. Results indicate that college education reduces the gaps created by inherent conditions among sampled students. Includes 17…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment, Educational Benefits, Educational Economics
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Walsh, Patrick – Economics of Education Review, 2009
Critics of school choice argue that cream-skimming will worsen outcomes for those left behind in public schools. Since "high ability" families may have already sorted themselves out of the schools in question, this paper will examine whether existing within-school heterogeneity leaves any scope for cream-skimming to operate. It asks, "given the…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, School Choice, Peer Influence, Student Characteristics
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Heinesen, E. – Economics of Education Review, 2005
This paper analyses the effects of the size of school districts on educational attainment of students after compulsory school in Denmark. Using administrative microdata for individual students and their parents, logit models for the probability of obtaining different levels of education are estimated where the explanatory variables include…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Probability, Family Characteristics, Vocational Education
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Wolfe, Barbara L.; Behrman, Jere R. – Economics of Education Review, 1984
This paper explores supply and demand determinants of the amount and distribution of schooling in prerevolution Nicaragua (1977-78). Findings suggest that the difference between rural and urban areas significantly affects schooling availability, but family background also accounts for variance in schooling here and in similar societies. (TE)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Demand, Educational Economics, Educational Supply
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Gilpin, Gregory A. – Economics of Education Review, 2011
Most empirical teacher attrition research focuses on estimating the effect of either the alternate occupation opportunities or the teacher work environment on teacher attrition. In this paper, we use non-teaching wages of former teachers to estimate the determinants of teacher attrition, including the wage differential between teaching and…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Wages, Teacher Persistence, Salary Wage Differentials
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McGee, Andrew – Economics of Education Review, 2011
Learning disabled youth in the Child and Young Adult samples of the NLSY79 are "more" likely to graduate from high school than peers with the same measured cognitive ability, a difference that cannot be explained by differences in noncognitive skills, families, or school resources. Instead, I find that learning disabled students graduate…
Descriptors: Human Capital, High Schools, Learning Disabilities, Graduation
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Barrow, Lisa – Economics of Education Review, 2006
Using data from Illinois, I examine relationships between the number of private schools and characteristics of the public schools and surrounding population. I find positive, statistically significant relationships between number of private schools in 1998 and public school 3rd grade class size, the percent college educated, and the percent over…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Location, Grade 3, Class Size
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