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ERIC Number: EJ786111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Children's School Achievement and Parental Work: An Analysis for Sweden
Norberg-Schonfeldt, Magdalena
Education Economics, v16 n1 p1-17 Mar 2008
Data from Statistics Sweden on 70 000 students entering upper secondary school in 1994 are used along with socioeconomic characteristics from the 1990 census to explore the relationship between market work by parents in Sweden and their children's educational achievement, measured as the Grade Point Average. The results show that there is a positive relationship between parental income and Grade Point Average. Regarding the number of hours worked in the labour market, the results differ between mothers and fathers. Having a mother that works less than full time has positive effects on the child's grades throughout the schooling of the child, whereas significant effects of the hours of work that the father puts in are found during upper secondary school only. (Contains 5 tables and 16 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden