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Mehrnoush Motamedi

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Mehrnoush Motamedi*
Department of Economics, Schneider Social Sciences 479,
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI 54702

Motamedi, Mehrnoush. "CHILD SPACING AND CHILDREN'S LABOR MARKET OUTCOMES." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 5, May 2018, pp. 1779-1799, Accessed 2018.
Motamedi, M. (2018, May). CHILD SPACING AND CHILDREN'S LABOR MARKET OUTCOMES. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(5), 1779-1799. Retrieved from
Motamedi, Mehrnoush. "CHILD SPACING AND CHILDREN'S LABOR MARKET OUTCOMES." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 5 (May 2018), 1779-1799. Accessed , 2018.

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This study presents evidence of heterogeneous labor market returns for children depending on the time intervals between sibling births. My empirical strategy exploits exogenous variation in child spacing stemming from whether there are twins in the family and an age difference between the mother and the father. Results show significant negative effects of spacing in children from well-resourced families, but I observe positive and insignificant effects of birth spacing on children's labor market earnings in the lower stratum. (JEL I12, J12, J13)