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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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
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