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The (conditional) resource dilution model: state- and community-level modifications

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One of the most consistent patterns in the social sciences is the relationship between sibship size and educational outcomes: those with fewer siblings outperform those with many. The Resource Dilution (RD) model emphasizes how parental resources are increasingly divided within the nuclear family as the number of children grows, yet fails to account for instances where the relationship between sibship size and education is often weak or even positive. To reconcile, we introduce a Conditional ...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s13524-016-0471-0

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford
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Publisher:
Springer Verlag
Journal:
Demography More from this journal
Volume:
53
Issue:
3
Pages:
723–748
Publication date:
2016-05-12
Acceptance date:
2015-11-27
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EISSN:
1533-7790
ISSN:
0070-3370
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pubs:604477
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uuid:f4b9647e-004a-47ad-a1a1-0894f91b1412
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pubs:604477
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604477
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2016-02-16

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