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31 Mar 11

Number of siblings and school achievement in sub Sahara Africa.

Authors: KUEPIE Mathias, TENIKUE Michel, NOUETAGNI Samuel, MISANGUMUKINI Nicaise.

Abstract: This paper uses biographical data from Dakar and Yaounde, two big African cities, to study the link between the number of siblings and school attainment. The data describe all fertility events meet by parents and the sibling’s size structure of every child over time. The average sibling size effect is estimated first. Then, the sibling’s size at given age effect is estimated. The results show that, in Dakar, both the overall and age specific siblings size effect on education are negative and statistically significant. In Yaounde, the overall effect is not significant, but we observed negative effects at some schooling ages (between 14 and 16). This paper uses biographical data from Dakar and Yaounde, two big African cities, to study the link between the number of siblings and school attainment. The data describe all fertility events meet by parents and the sibling’s size structure of every child over time. The average sibling size effect is estimated first. Then, the sibling’s size at given age effect is estimated. The results show that, in Dakar, both the overall and age specific siblings size effect on education are negative and statistically significant. In Yaounde, the overall effect is not significant, but we observed negative effects at some schooling ages (between 14 and 16).

Reference: KUEPIE Mathias, TENIKUE Michel, NOUETAGNI Samuel, MISANGUMUKINI Nicaise. Number of siblings and school achievement in sub Sahara Africa. CEPS/INSTEAD, 2011, Working Papers n°2011-31, 28 p.

Keywords:
Education,
siblings,
Dakar,
Yaounde

Linked publications
ELOUNDOU-ENYEGUE Parfait, TENIKUE Michel, KANDIWA Vongai M.
CEPS/INSTEAD, 2013, Working Papers n°2013-28, 28 p.
KUEPIE Mathias, SHAPIRO David, TENIKUE Michel
CEPS/INSTEAD, 2013, Working Papers n°2013-16, 36 p.
KUEPIE Mathias, NORDMAN Christophe.
STATECO, 2013, n°107, pp. 75-104.
KUEPIE Mathias, MISANGUMUKINI Nicaise
L'actualité économique, décembre 2012, vol. 88, n°4 (édité en 2013).