Parental Actions and Siblings’ Inequality

Journal of Development Economics 72, October 2003: 281-297.

IDB Working Paper No. 321

20 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2011 Last revised: 6 Oct 2013

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Momi Dahan

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - School of Public Policy; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Alejandro Gaviria

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics

Date Written: December 1, 1998

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Dahan, Momi and Gaviria, Alejandro, Parental Actions and Siblings’ Inequality (December 1, 1998). Journal of Development Economics 72, October 2003: 281-297., IDB Working Paper No. 321, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1817186 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1817186

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