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Author: Chatterjee, Twisha
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1. Chatterjee, Twisha
Essays in Information and Labor Economics
Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Economics, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2017
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)
Keyword(s): Gender Attitudes/Roles; Home Observation for Measurement of Environment (HOME); Job Search; Labor Market Outcomes; Siblings; Wage Rates

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The second part of the thesis make a contribution to the sibling literature in Labor Economics, excavating sibling gender influences on important labor market outcomes and interactions. In chapter IV, we use US data from Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID 1968–2011) to analyse sibling effects on occupational choices. In chapter V, family influences on employment status, marital status, educational outcomes, childhood home environments, gender beliefs, and job search is evaluated to document the impact of sibling gender on real wages using US data from National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79).
Bibliography Citation
Chatterjee, Twisha. Essays in Information and Labor Economics. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Economics, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2017.
2. Rao, Neel
Chatterjee, Twisha
Sibling Gender and Wage Differences
Applied Economics 50,15 (2018): 1725-1745.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Keyword(s): Family Influences; Gender Differences; Job Search; Siblings; Wage Differentials; Wages

Family influences on economic performance are investigated. In particular, sibship sex composition is related to hourly wages using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979. The wages of men are increasing in the proportion of siblings who are brothers, but the wages of women are insensitive to sibling gender. Nonwage outcomes are generally unaffected. Contrasts by age structure and demographic group are also presented. The analysis addresses econometric challenges like the endogeneity of fertility and selection into the workforce. In addition, mechanisms such as labour market interactions, human capital investment and role model effects are documented. A questionnaire on job search indicates a same-gender bias in the use of brothers and sisters in obtaining employment. Developmental and psychological assessments suggest that brothers may be associated with worse childhood home environments and more traditional family attitudes among women. The findings are policy relevant and contribute to an understanding of gender differences and earnings inequality.
Bibliography Citation
Rao, Neel and Twisha Chatterjee. "Sibling Gender and Wage Differences." Applied Economics 50,15 (2018): 1725-1745.