Submission Date


Document Type

Paper- Restricted to Campus Access


Business & Economics


Jennifer VanGilder

Committee Member

Rudolph Henkel

Committee Member

Rebecca Evans

Department Chair

Jennifer VanGilder

Project Description

This paper used data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics to study how family size and birth order affect educational outcomes. Within this birth order effects are studied in relation to completed years of education. Data is also taken from the Transition to Adulthood supplementary study of the PSID to study the difference in educational aspirations and educational expectations. The paper fits into the larger field of literature surrounding education and family dynamics.