What has happened to the association between sibling size and educational attainment over time?

A new paper by Oxford Sociologists has found that children raised in large families with many siblings have an educational disadvantage compared to those raised in smaller families.

Published yesterday (22 June 2020) in Demography, the article by Seongsoo Choi (Yonsei University), Riley Taiji, Manting Chen and Christiaan Monden shows that lower average educational attainment among children with many siblings has been observed in the majority of the 26 low-fertility countries studied. The study makes an important contribution to the research on the intergenerational transmission of education and suggests that changes in family size can have important effects on educational reproduction.


Read the full Demography article

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