ERIC Number: EJ477169
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
The School Performance of Children from Single-Mother and Single-Father Families: Economic or Interpersonal Deprivation?
Downey, Douglas B.
Journal of Family Issues, v15 n1 p129-47 Mar 1994
Examined educational outcomes for eighth graders: 409 in single-father, 3,483 in single-mother, and 14,269 in biological 2-parent families. Found that children from single-father and single-mother families performed roughly the same in school, but both were outperformed by children from two-parent families. Intervening processes explaining school performance for children from single-father and single-mother families were somewhat different. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED491283