Measurement and Cross-Country Differences

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Unformatted text preview: gs reared apart. Perhaps the more interesting fact is how much the percent of variance attributable to nurture varies across different outcomes. When I consider graduating from a US News ranked college, family environment explains 25 percent of the variation, instead of the 14 Source: Sacerdote (2007) FROM TABLE VII ASSIGNMENT TO HIGH EDUCATION, SMALL FAMILY Child’s years of education Child has 4 years college Log child’s household income Child four-year college ranked by US News Acceptance rate of child’s college Child drinks (yes/no) Child smokes (yes/no) Child’s BMI Child overweight Child obese Child has asthma Number of children Child is married Treatment effect high education small family vs. large, less educated Nonadoptees: High education small family vs. large, less educated Effect from a 1 standard deviation change in family environment index 0.314 (0.226) 0.060 (0.056) 0.071 (0.081) 0.082 (0.052) 0.749 (0.245)** 0.161 (0.057)** 0.113 (0.089) 0.231 (0.060)** 2.157 (0.264)** 0.317 (0.031)** 0.210 (0.089)* 0.365 (0.052)** 0.845 0.179 0.263 0.224 0.007 (0.035) 0.099 (0.050)* 0.013 (0.044) 0.509 (0.460) 0.030 (0.047) 0.020 (0.023) 0.005 (0.028) 0.070 (0.099) 0.014 (0.050) 0.016 (0.036) 0.178 (0.049)** 0.006 (0.048) 0.941 (0.468)* 0.077 (0.045) 0.044 (0.018)* 0.013 (0.031) 0.199 (0.103)* 0.000 (0.056) 0.053 (0.032) 0.229 (0.041)** 0.075 (0.024)** 0.929 (0.498) 0.088 (0.048) 0.037 (0.018)* 0.005 (0.034) 0.580 (0.132)** 0.092 (0.053) 0.098 0.280 0.162 1.224 0.121 0.047 0.085 0.267 0.123 I split the sample into three groups: High education small families are defined as those with three or fewer children in which both the mother and father have a college degree (Type 1). Twenty-seven percent of adoptees are assigned to such a family. Large lesser educated families are defined as those with four or more children and where neither parent has a college degree (Type 3). Thirteen percent of adoptees are assigned to such a family. The remaining families (which are either small or have a parent with a college...
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