Family policy, family structure, and children's educational achievement

Hampden-Thompson, Gillian (2013) Family policy, family structure, and children's educational achievement. Social Science Research, 42 (3). pp. 804-817. ISSN 0049-089X

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Abstract

This study explored the interface between policy, the family, and educational outcomes. More specifically, this research examined how the association between single motherhood and children’s literacy achievement is affected by a country’s family policy environment. Using data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and national level comparative policy data, the results from the 2-level hierarchical linear models indicate that in those countries that have policies that favor low-income single-parent families, the literacy gap decreases in size between students who reside in single-mother households and their counterparts who reside in two-parent families.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Family policy, PISA, Family structure, Educational achievement, Comparative, Single-mother families
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: H Social Sciences
L Education
Depositing User: Daniel Hobbs
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2014 12:41
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2014 12:41
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/51371
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