Social-Emotional Skills: Should You Have a Large Family?

Knowing how to be patient, work in a team, and manage your emotions are all highly valued skills. These so-called non-cognitive skills are developed during a key period in our life: childhood. Economists Simon Briole, Hélène Le Forner, and Anthony Lepinteur reveal in a recent study how sibling size influences the development of social-emotional skills and has the dependent variable of gender.

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