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ERIC Number: EJ768661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Single Parenthood and Children's Reading Performance in Asia
Park, Hyunjoon
Journal of Marriage and Family, v69 n3 p863-877 Aug 2007
Using the data from Program for International Student Assessment, I examine the gap in reading performance between 15-year-old students in single-parent and intact families in 5 Asian countries in comparison to the United States. The ordinary least square regression analyses show negligible disadvantages of students with a single parent in Hong Kong and Korea, once students' demographic characteristics and socioeconomic background are held constant. Students in single-parent families in Indonesia and Thailand outperform their peers in intact families. The negative effect of single parenthood remains significant in Japan, even after parent-child communication is controlled. Interpreting the weak effect of single parenthood in the Asian countries, I consider extended family systems and the relatively high proportion of widowhood among causes of single parenthood.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Hong Kong; Indonesia; Japan; South Korea; Thailand; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment