Sibling-Linked Data in the Demographic and Health Surveys
AbstractThis paper highlights an aspect of the enormous and little-exploited potential of the Demographic and Health Surveys, namely the use of data on siblings. Such data can be used to control for family-level unobserved heterogeneity that might confound the relationship of interest and to study correlations in sibling outcomes. These uses are illustrated with examples. The paper ends with a discussion of potential problems associated with the sibling data being derived from retrospective fertility histories of mothers.
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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2008
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siblings; unobserved heterogeneity; retrospective fertility histories; state dependence; DHS; India.;
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- NEP-DEV-2009-02-14 (Development)
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