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Family size, adolescents’ schooling and the Demographic Transition: Evidence from Brazil

Leticia Marteleto ()

Demographic Research, 2010, vol. 23, issue 15, 421-444

Abstract: The goal of this paper is to address whether and how the changing family sizes of cohorts of adolescents born pre- and post-demographic transition are associated with increasing schooling of Brazilian adolescents. Decomposition analyses of nationally representative data demonstrate that, although a higher proportion of post-demographic transition cohorts live in smaller families, they also suffer a larger disadvantage from being in larger families than pre-demographic transition cohorts. Additional case studies and comparative works are needed to disentangle the mechanisms behind the dynamic association between sibship size and adolescents’ educational attainment found in Brazil.

Keywords: Brazil; education; Latin America; adolescence; family size (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J1 Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2010.23.15

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