Small Family, Smart Family? Family Size and the IQ Scores of Young Men

This paper uses Norwegian data to estimate the effect of family size on IQ scores of men. Instrumental variables (IV) estimates using sex composition as an instrument show no significant negative effect of family size; however, IV estimates using twins imply that family size has a negative effect on...

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Volume: 45
Main Author: Sandra E. Black
Paul J. Devereux
Kjell G. Salvanes
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: MADISON University of Wisconsin Press 01.01.2010
UNIV WISCONSIN PRESS
published in: The Journal of human resources Vol. 45; no. 1; pp. 33 - 58
Data of publication: 20100101
ISSN: 0022-166X
1548-8004
1548-8004
EISSN: 1548-8004
Discipline: Economics
Business
Subjects:
Men
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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