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Publication date: 20 May 2017

Elaine L. Hill and David J. G. Slusky

Virtually all parents want their children to succeed academically. How to achieve this goal, though, is far from clear. Specifically, the temporal spacing between adjacent…

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Virtually all parents want their children to succeed academically. How to achieve this goal, though, is far from clear. Specifically, the temporal spacing between adjacent births has been shown to affect educational outcomes. While many of these studies have produced substantial and statistically significant results, these results have been relatively narrow in their application due to data limitations. Using Colorado birth certificates matched to schooling outcomes, we investigate the relationship between birth spacing and educational attainment. We instrument birth spacing with a previous pregnancy that did not result in a live birth. We find no overall effect of spacing on either the first or second children’s grade 3–10 test scores. Stratifying by the sexes of the children, we find that when the first child is a boy and the second a girl, an extra year of spacing increases the first child’s math, reading, and writing test scores by 0.07–0.08 SD, while there is no impact on the second child. This is the first study to do such an analysis using matched large-scale birth and elementary to high school administrative data, and to leverage a very large dataset to stratify our results by the sexes of the children.

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Human Capital and Health Behavior
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-466-2

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Human Capital and Health Behavior
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Human Capital and Health Behavior
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Publication date: 1 February 1996

Elaine J. Christian, Frances Bradburn, Sandra M. Cooper, Janice L. Daquila, Pamela Doyle, Beverley Gass, Pat Langelier, Lynne Lysiak, Julie Blume Nye, Pat Ryckman and Joel Sigmon

From providing public Internet access in rural communities to pioneering the development of a model automated document delivery system, libraries of every type in the…

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From providing public Internet access in rural communities to pioneering the development of a model automated document delivery system, libraries of every type in the state are engaged in a variety of multi‐library automation and connectivity efforts. The following descriptions include projects from academic libraries, public libraries, state agencies, and a library school.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 14 no. 2/3
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ISSN: 0737-8831

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The New Metrics: Practical Assessment of Research Impact
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ISBN: 978-1-78973-269-6

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Crossroads of the Classroom
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-796-0

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Publication date: 19 August 2019

Elaine M. Lasda

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The New Metrics: Practical Assessment of Research Impact
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ISBN: 978-1-78973-269-6

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New Perspectives on Critical Marketing and Consumer Society
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ISBN: 978-1-83909-554-2

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Publication date: 1 April 1946

Libraries—international DIK LEHMKUHL, ‘Harvesting books for the world’, Library Journal. 15 May 1946 (vol. 71, no. 10), pp. 728–30. [A report on the work of the…

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Libraries—international DIK LEHMKUHL, ‘Harvesting books for the world’, Library Journal. 15 May 1946 (vol. 71, no. 10), pp. 728–30. [A report on the work of the Inter‐allied Book Centre, London.]

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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Publication date: 1 January 1986

Emerson Hilker

We have long been obsessed with the dream of creating intelligent machines. This vision can be traced back to Greek civilization, and the notion that mortals somehow can…

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We have long been obsessed with the dream of creating intelligent machines. This vision can be traced back to Greek civilization, and the notion that mortals somehow can create machines that think has persisted throughout history. Until this decade these illusions have borne no substance. The birth of the computer in the 1940s did cause a resurgence of the cybernaut idea, but the computer's role was primarily one of number‐crunching and realists soon came to respect the enormous difficulties in crafting machines that could accomplish even the simplest of human tasks.

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Collection Building, vol. 7 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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