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Is the Eldest Son Different? The Residential Choice of Siblings in Japan

Midori Wakabayashi, Charles Y. Horioka

NBER Working Paper No. 12655
Issued in October 2006, Revised in December 2009

---- Acknowledgments ----

We would also like to thank Editor-in-Chief Robert Dekle, an Associate Editor, and an anonymous referee of this Journal, Naohito Abe, Shigeki Kano, Daiji Kawaguchi, Kouhei Kubota, Wataru Kureishi, Oleksandr Movshuk, Shizuka Sekita, Kwanho Shin, Keiko Tamada, the members of Horioka's graduate seminar, and seminar participants at Toyama University and Osaka Prefecture University for their helpful comments and discussions. We also thank National Family Research of Japan and the Information Center for Social Science Research on Japan, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo (SSJ Data Archive) for providing micro data from the 1998 National Survey of Families (Kazoku ni tsuiteno Zenkoku Chousa) (SSJDA0191) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of the Japanese Government for Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research numbers 18330068, 19330062, and 20223004 and the Global Center of Excellence (GCOE) Project of the Graduate School of Economics and the Institute of Social and Economic Research of Osaka University, which supported this research. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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