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Human capital investments and family composition

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  • Antoine Bommier
  • Sylvie Lambert

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This study explores how human capital investment of a child is affected by the number and the gender of his/her siblings. Two alternative explanations are tested for: competition for scarce resources versus direct interactions between siblings. An empirical application is provided using Brazilian data.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 11 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 193-196

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Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:11:y:2004:i:3:p:193-196

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  1. Nathalie Picard & François-Charles Wolff, 2010. "Measuring educational inequalities: a method and an application to Albania," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, vol. 23(3), pages 989-1023, June.
  2. Mihails Hazans & Ija Trapeznikova, 2006. "Access to Secondary Education in Albania: Incentives, Obstacles, and Policy Spillovers," SSE Riga/BICEPS Research Papers 2006-1, Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS) and Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga).
  3. Christelle Dumas, 2004. "Impact de la structure familiale sur les décisions parentales de mise au travail des enfants : le cas du Brésil," Revue d’économie du développement, De Boeck Université, vol. 18(1), pages 71-99.

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