Date of Graduation

Spring 5-17-2013

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in International and Development Economics



First Advisor

Bruce Wydick


Do spillover effects occur between siblings in sponsored families? With both the approach of human figure drawings and a survey, this paper aims at identifying the possible spillover effects to non-sponsored, younger siblings of sponsored children with regards to the child’s confidence. Using the summary index method to create indices from the elements quantified in the child’s drawings and an instrumental variable OLS with clustered standard errors, children from both families with sponsored children and families with waitlisted children are interviewed. The spillover effects are then tested by taking the difference between the younger and older siblings of the sponsored child then comparing the difference between the younger and older sibling of the waitlisted child. The results show that there exist only spillover effects with regards to the level of aggression in females.