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Niveau d'éducation et composition de la fratrie en France

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  • François-Charles Wolff

This paper investigates the effect of the sibship composition, both number of siblings and birth order, on educational levels in France. The Actifs Financiers and Patrimoine surveys are used to construct matched samples with information on education of parents and their various children. The results show that educational attainment depends strongly on sibship composition. First, children who have many brothers and sisters achieve lower educational levels and the negative effect of the sibship size tends to be reinforced when the endogeneity of this variable is controlled for. Second, the position in the sibship has a significant impact and first-born children have higher levels of education.

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Article provided by Presses de Sciences-Po in its journal Revue française d'économie.

Volume (Year): Volume XXIX (2014)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 129-154

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Handle: RePEc:cai:rferfe:rfe_141_0129
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