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Within-Family Inequalities in Human Capital Accumulation in India: Birth Order and Gender Effects


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Title: Within-Family Inequalities in Human Capital Accumulation in India: Birth Order and Gender Effects
Authors: Congdon Fors, Heather
Lindskog, Annika
Issue Date: May-2017
Extent: 62
Publication type: report
Organization: Dept. of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
700
Keywords: Birth order
Son preferences
Gender
Human Capital
Education
Abstract: In this paper we investigate birth order and gender effects on the development of children’s human capital in India. We investigate both indicators of the child’s current stock of human capital and of investment into their continued human capital accumulation, distinguishing between time investments and pecuniary investment into school quality. Our results show that in India, birth order effects are mostly negative. More specifically, birth order effects are negative for indicators of children's... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL:D13, I20, J16, O15
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/52351
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