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How personality is affected by birth order and birth spacing

The family environment is among the most important factors in the development of a child’s personality. It is evident that parental strategies and the amount of time and resources that parents are able to put towards their children would have … Continue reading

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Early-life medical interventions benefit siblings of treated children

When newborns with a too low birth weight are treated,  even their non-affected siblings benefit. This is the conclusion of a recent IZA Discussion Paper authored by N. Meltem Daysal, Sanni Breining, Marianne Simonsen, and Mircea Trandafir, using data from … Continue reading

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Learning from the older brother? Sibling spillover effects in school achievement

How much a younger sibling’s school achievement is affected by his/her older sibling’s achievement at school is an important question to answer as it helps us understand whether investments in children may have multiplier effects through their impact on younger … Continue reading

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