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Parental Actions and Siblings’ Inequality

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  • Momi Dahan
  • Alejandro Gaviria

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The model presented in the paper generates important implications concerning how the allocation of resources between children varies across income groups. In the model, poor and middle-income families tend to channel their resources into a few children whereas rich families (and perhaps very poor families as well) tend to allocate resources more evenly. As a result, poor and middle- income families tend to generate more inequality relative to richer families.

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  • Momi Dahan & Alejandro Gaviria, 1998. "Parental Actions and Siblings’ Inequality," Research Department Publications 4150, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
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