The more the merrier? The effect of family size and birth order on children's education

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Black, Sandra; Devereux, Paul; Salvanes, Kjell; (2005)
  • Publisher: Centre for the Economics of Education, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1162/0033553053970179
  • Subject: Family size; Birth order; Educational attainment--Norway | HQ The family. Marriage. Woman | Family size | L Education (General) | Educational attainment--Norway | Birth order

There is an extensive theoretical literature that postulates a trade-off between child quantity and quality within a family. However, there is little causal evidence that speaks to this theory. Using a rich data set on the entire population of Norway over an extended pe... View more
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