Gender of Siblings and Choice of College Major

  title={Gender of Siblings and Choice of College Major},
  author={Massimo Anelli and Giovanni Peri and CESIFO WORKING},
In this study we analyze whether the gender composition of siblings within a family affects the choice of College Major. The question is whether a family environment that is more gender-homogeneous encourages academic choices that are less gender stereotyped. We use the last name and the exact family address contained in a unique dataset covering 30,000 Italian students graduated from high school between 1985 and 2005 to identify siblings. We follow the academic career of these individuals from… CONTINUE READING