Chumacero, Rómulo and Paredes, Ricardo (2011): Favored child? School choice within the family.
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We study school choice within the family, analyzing how birth order, gender, innate talent, and family financial restrictions impact the parents´ decision to prioritize the education of one or more of the children over the rest. We find that parents, particularly from lower income homes, are more likely to select more prestigious, higher cost schools for their eldest child, male children and the most talented children. This behavior may explain part of the positive “male bias” in learning and may have a relevant impact on income distribution among family members.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Favored child? School choice within the family|
|Keywords:||School Choice; Siblings; Chile|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D13 - Household Production and Intrahousehold Allocation
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C25 - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
|Depositing User:||Romulo Chumacero|
|Date Deposited:||26. Jun 2011 01:21|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 00:07|
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