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Author: Hsueh, James Cherng-Tay
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1. Hsueh, James Cherng-Tay
Sibling Resemblance in Educational Attainment: An Investigation of the Effects of Family Background
Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: UMI - University Microfilms, Bell and Howell Information and Learning
Keyword(s): Educational Attainment; Family Background; Mothers, Education; Siblings

This research examines the effects of family background on schooling for a sample of youth from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY). Three questions are addressed: 1. How strong is the influence of family background on children's schooling between and within families in different living environments. 2. How do these effects of family background vary by different schooling outcomes. 3. How does family disruption affect sibling differences in schooling. This research considers the importance of family structure, family differential effects of family background between siblings, and unobserved family factors in explaining schooling. By examining sibling resemblance in different schooling outcomes, the research supports the argument that between- and within-family effects vary by schooling outcome and family structure. Between-family effects are similar for siblings of different family types, while within-family differential effects of family background on completed grade are found only for siblings living with both parents. These differential effects of family background do not change when siblings of high school graduates are selected for the analyses, but decrease slightly when ability is controlled.
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Hsueh, James Cherng-Tay. Sibling Resemblance in Educational Attainment: An Investigation of the Effects of Family Background. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992.
2. Powers, Daniel A.
Hsueh, James Cherng-Tay
Sibling Models of Socioeconomic Effects on the Timing of First Premarital Birth
Demography 34,4 (November 1997): 493-511.
Also: http://www.springerlink.com/content/7445273624p02117/
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): Adolescent Fertility; Age at First Birth; Childbearing; Childbearing, Premarital/Nonmarital; Family Characteristics; Family Studies; Marital Status; Marriage; Modeling; Pairs (also see Siblings); Parents, Single; Shift Workers; Siblings; Variables, Independent - Covariate

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Data on 1,090 pairs of sisters from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth are used to estimate the effects of observed individual-level factors, common family-level variables, and shared unobserved family-level traits on the timing of premarital births. Results show a moderate correlated risk of premarital childbearing among siblings after controlling for the effects of measured covariates. The effect of older sisters' out-of-wedlock childbearing on the timing of younger sisters 'premarital birth is overestimated when shared unmeasured family-level traits are ignored. Public policy measures designed to reduce premarital births have a smaller multiplier effect via reduced younger sisters 'premarital births because unmeasured family-level factors are less amenable to policy measures. However, because the older-sibling effect is large when other sources of variability in premarital birth timing are controlled, interventions may be effective in reducing premarital births among young women in high-risk families.
Bibliography Citation
Powers, Daniel A. and James Cherng-Tay Hsueh. "Sibling Models of Socioeconomic Effects on the Timing of First Premarital Birth." Demography 34,4 (November 1997): 493-511.