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This paper provides empirical evidence on direct sibling spillover eﬀects in school achievement using administrative data on 220 thousand siblings in England. We extend previous strategies to identify peer eﬀects by exploiting the variation in school test scores across three subjects observed at ages 11 and 16 as well as variation in peer quality between siblings. We ﬁnd a statistically signiﬁcant positive spillover eﬀect from the older to the younger sibling but not vice versa. Spillover eﬀects from high achieving older siblings are larger than from low achieving ones, but this relationship is weaker for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
|Publication status||Published - 16 Jan 2016|
|Publisher||Department of Economics and Related Studies, University of York|
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