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Compensation or reinforcement? The stratification of parental responses to children’s early ability

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Theory and empirical evidence suggest that parents allocate their investments unequally among their children, thus inducing within-family inequality. We investigate whether parents reinforce or compensate for initial ability differences between their children, and whether these parental responses vary by family socioeconomic status. Using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study - Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) and a twin-fixed effects approach to address unobserved heterogeneity, we find that parental ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1007/s13524-016-0527-1

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Oxford, Colleges and Halls, Nuffield College
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Demography Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
6
Pages:
1883–1904
Publication date:
2016-11-05
Acceptance date:
2016-05-09
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ISSN:
1533-7790
Pubs id:
pubs:637274
URN:
uri:08112c50-b5da-45f2-8a92-d689bee053c5
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08112c50-b5da-45f2-8a92-d689bee053c5
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pubs:637274

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