Kristen Schultz Lee (2009) Competition for Resources. Journal of Marriage and Family. 71(2):263-277
- Academic Paper
- Kristen Schultz Lee
- Competition for Resources: A Reexamination of Sibship Composition Models of Parental Investment
- Journal of Marriage and Family
- The predictions of resource dilution and sibship gender composition models of educational investment are tested using the Japanese Nationwide Survey on Families (N = 6,985). Japan is an important case because of its postindustrial economy, coupled with high levels of dependence on parental investment to attend a university and persisting gender inequality in educational attainment. In previous between-family analyses of educational attainment in Japan, boys were found to drain resources from their sisters. The within-family, multilevel models of parental educational investments in this analysis show that girls with college-educated brothers fare better than their peers without brothers. An alternative model incorporating the educational investments received by brothers in the same family is proposed.
- Asian families, education, intergenerational transfers, sibling relations
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