SFI og KORA er fusioneret. Vores nye navn er
VIVE - Det Nationale Forsknings- og Analysecenter for Velfærd.
Se mere på vive.dk

Confluence Model or Resource Dilution Hypothesis?
Hent udgivelsen (243 KB)
Del
Working paper

Confluence Model or Resource Dilution Hypothesis?

How Sibship Size Affects Ecucational Attainment

Del
Studies on family background often explain the negative effect of sibship size on educational attainment by one of two theories: the Confluence Model (CM) or the Resource Dilution Hypothesis (RDH). However, as both theories – for substantively different reasons – predict that sibship size should have a negative effect on educational attainment most studies cannot distinguish empirically between the CM and the RDH. In this paper, I use the different theoretical predictions in the CM and the RDH on the role of cognitive ability as a partial or complete mediator of the sibship size effect to identify a unique RDH effect on educational attainment. Using sibling data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) and a random effect Instrumental Variable model, I find that in addition to having a negative effect on cognitive ability, sibship size also has a strong negative effect on educational attainment which is uniquely explained by the RDH.
Forfattere Mads Jæger
Udgivelsesdato 03.05.2007
Sprog Engelsk
Publikationsnr. WP 03:2007
Forskningsemne

Denne publikation hører under Børn, unge og familie, Skole og uddannelse
emneord: Familiebaggrund, Skole og uddannelse, Kompetencer, Social arv

Anden relevant SFI-forskning

Søg på sfi.dk