A comparison of family and neighborhood effects on grades, test scores, educational attainment and income - evidence from Sweden
2011 (English)In: Journal of Economic Inequality, ISSN 1569-1721, E-ISSN 1573-8701, Vol. 9, no 2, 207-226 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper compares sibling and neighborhood correlations in school performance, educational attainment and income as a way to learn whether the neighborhood where a child grows up in might explain parts of the sibling similarities found in previous sibling correlation studies. The data are based on a cohort of nearly 13,000 individuals born in 1953 and their siblings, all of whom grew up in the Stockholm area. The results show that neighborhood correlations are in general very small and in particular they are much smaller than the sibling correlations. Living in the same neighborhood does not seem to add much to the sibling similarities.
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2011. Vol. 9, no 2, 207-226 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-60559DOI: 10.1007/s10888-010-9144-1ISI: 000292159300004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-60559DiVA: diva2:435925