Family structure and the educational outcomes of British children : some preliminary evidence
Li, Yuxin and Mumford, Karen A.. (2009) Family structure and the educational outcomes of British children : some preliminary evidence. The International Journal of Learning, Vol.16 (No.7). pp. 643-656. ISSN 1447-9494Full text not available from this repository.
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This study explores whether dual biological parent families are more efficient at producing children educational outcomes than are families with other parental structures in Britain. In the process we provide new results on the interrelationships between education and family structure via a stochastic production process perspective. We find that dual parent biological families are on average more efficient at producing childhood educational outcomes (math and english test results) than are families with other parental types. However, this educational outcome advantage is found to be decreasing over time.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > L Education (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Families, Education, Children of single parents -- Education -- Great Britain -- Research, Academic achievement -- Great Britain -- Research, Home and school -- Great Britain -- Research|
|Journal or Publication Title:||The International Journal of Learning|
|Publisher:||Common Ground Publishing|
|Page Range:||pp. 643-656|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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