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Special Needs Children and Sibling Spillover Effects: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth

Johansson, Oskar LU (2017) NEKP01 20171
Department of Economics
Abstract (Swedish)
This paper investigates the spillover effects of siblings growing up with a brother
or sister diagnosed with a chronic disease. I focus on the effect of having a sibling
diagnosed with low birth weight on outcomes measuring educational attainment and
achievement. The empirical analysis draws on data from the ’NLSY79 Child and
Youth Survey’ and I find evidence of a significant negative effect on the likelihood
of attending college at a magnitude of around 12 percentage points. The estimated
effects on educational achievement are more ambiguous and non-robust. However,
the lions’ share of the point estimates is in line with what is found in previous com-
parable research.
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author
Johansson, Oskar LU
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organization
course
NEKP01 20171
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Siblings, Peer effects, Parental Investment, NLSY
language
English
id
8925210
date added to LUP
2017-09-12 11:52:36
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2017-09-12 11:52:36
@misc{8925210,
  abstract     = {This paper investigates the spillover effects of siblings growing up with a brother
or sister diagnosed with a chronic disease. I focus on the effect of having a sibling
diagnosed with low birth weight on outcomes measuring educational attainment and
achievement. The empirical analysis draws on data from the ’NLSY79 Child and
Youth Survey’ and I find evidence of a significant negative effect on the likelihood
of attending college at a magnitude of around 12 percentage points. The estimated
effects on educational achievement are more ambiguous and non-robust. However,
the lions’ share of the point estimates is in line with what is found in previous com-
parable research.},
  author       = {Johansson, Oskar},
  keyword      = {Siblings,Peer effects,Parental Investment,NLSY},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Special Needs Children and Sibling Spillover Effects: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth},
  year         = {2017},
}