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The Effect of Birth Order on Schooling in India

Santosh Kumar

No 1605, Working Papers from Sam Houston State University, Department of Economics and International Business

Abstract: Using large nationally representative data, I estimate the effect of birth order on educational outcomes of children in India. To establish causality, endogeneity of family size is addressed by approaching an instrumental variable method. Employing a district fixed effects model and proportion of boys in the family as the instrument for number of children, I show that later-born children attain higher education compared to earlier-born children. Results are robust to inclusion of child, parents, and household characteristics.

Keywords: Birth order; family size; education; India (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D1 I2 J1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 11 pages
Date: 2016-02
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