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Term: Siblings

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2024-02-20


Children born to the same parents. Children with only the same mother (different father) are also included. Children with only the same father (different mother) are also considered to be siblings but is difficult to define as it is more difficult to relate fathers with their children, compared to mothers with their children.

For more information, please read the Siblings concept.

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  • Oreopoulos P, Stabile M, Walld R, Roos LL. Short, medium, and long term consequences of poor infant health: An analysis using siblings and twins. J Hum Resour 2008;43(1):88-138. [Abstract] (View)
  • Roos LL, Walld R. Neighbourhood, family, and health care. Can J Public Health 2007;98(Suppl 1):S54-S61. [Abstract] (View)

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