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ERIC Number: EJ758724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
The Influence of Grandparents in Single-Mother Families
Dunifon, Rachel; Kowaleski-Jones, Lori
Journal of Marriage and Family, v69 n2 p465-481 May 2007
This article examines whether children living with single mothers benefit when they also live with a grandparent, using data from the 1979 to 2002 waves of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth merged mother-child file (N = 6,501). Results indicate that for White children, living with a single mother and a grandparent is associated with increased cognitive stimulation and higher reading recognition scores, compared to living with a single mother alone. For Black children, grandparent coresidence is associated with less cognitive stimulation. Thus, in some instances, living with a grandparent can benefit children, but the pattern of results differs by race.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth