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Sibling spillover effects in school achievement

Nicoletti, C and Rabe, B (2018) 'Sibling spillover effects in school achievement.' Journal of Applied Econometrics. ISSN 0883-7252

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Abstract

This paper provides empirical evidence on sibling spillover effects in school achievement using administrative data on 230 thousand siblings in England. We extend previous strategies to identify peer effects by exploiting the variation in school test scores across subjects observed at ages 11 and 16 as well as variation in peer quality between siblings. We find a statistically significant positive spillover effect from the older to the younger sibling. Sibling spillovers account for a non-negligible proportion of the attainment gap between low and higher income pupils in England.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Family effects, peer effects, social interaction, education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2018 09:35
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 15:08
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23581

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