The Impact of Parental Marital Disruption on Children's Performance in School
- The Impact of Parental Marital Disruption on Children's Performance in School
- Weiss, Christopher Charles
Foley, Kathleen A.
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Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy
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- Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University
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- New York
- Although it is well-documented that children from divorced or single-parent families have lower performance in school, little is known about whether the timing of divorce is linked to a decline in school performance. In this paper, we examine whether and how the timing of change in parents' marital status influences the odds that a child is held back a grade in school using the Baltimore Parenthood Study, a thirty-year longitudinal study that has tracked the lives of inner-city families. Using logistic regression and hazard analysis, we show that the odds that a child is held back in school increase dramatically around the period of marital dissolution.
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- Christopher Charles Weiss, Kathleen A. Foley, 2006, The Impact of Parental Marital Disruption on Children's Performance in School, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:9680.