Family Policies and Children's School Achievement in Single- Versus Two-Parent Families

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dc.contributor.author DRONKERS, Jaap
dc.contributor.author PONG, Suet-ling
dc.contributor.author HAMPDEN-THOMPSON, Gillian
dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-10T09:48:27Z
dc.date.available 2006-06-10T09:48:27Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Marriage and Family, 2003, 65, 3, 681-699. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/6044
dc.description.abstract We investigate the gap in math and science achievement of third- and fourth-graders who live with a single parent versus those who live with two parents in 11 countries. The United States and New Zealand rank last among the countries we compare in terms of the equality of achievement between children from single-parent families and those from two-parent homes. Following a multilevel analysis, we find single parenthood to be less detrimental when family policies equalize resources between single- and two-parent families. In addition, the single- and two-parent achievement gap is greater in countries where single-parent families are more prevalent. We conclude that national family policies can offset the negative academic outcomes of single parenthood. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Family Policies and Children's School Achievement in Single- Versus Two-Parent Families en
dc.type Article en
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