Are two better than one?: a comparative study of achievement gaps and family structure

Hampden-Thompson, Gillian (2009) Are two better than one?: a comparative study of achievement gaps and family structure. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 39 (4). pp. 517-537. ISSN 0305-7925

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Abstract

Using data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the size of the literacy achievement gap between 15‐year‐old students from two‐parent and those from single‐mother households were compared across 18 industrialized nations. This study found that cross‐national differences exist in the association between single motherhood and literacy achievement. The research findings also indicate that economic deprivation and parental involvement moderate the association between family structure and student literacy achievement.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: student literacy, PISA, 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 16:43
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2014 16:43
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/51382
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