Parental Actions and Siblings’ Inequality
Journal of Development Economics 72, October 2003: 281-297.
20 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2011 Last revised: 6 Oct 2013
Date Written: December 1, 1998
The model presented in the paper generates important implications concerning how the allocation of resources between children varies across income groups. In the model, poor and middle-income families tend to channel their resources into a few children whereas rich families (and perhaps very poor families as well) tend to allocate resources more evenly. As a result, poor and middle- income families tend to generate more inequality relative to richer families.
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