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ERIC Number: EJ789407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 54
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Black-White Achievement Gap and Family Wealth
Yeung, W. Jean; Conley, Dalton
Child Development, v79 n2 p303-324 Mar-Apr 2008
This article examines the extent to which family wealth affects the Black-White test score gap for young children based on data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (aged 3-12). This study found little evidence that wealth mediated the Black-White test scores gaps, which were eliminated when child and family demographic covariates were held constant. However, family wealth had a stronger association with cognitive achievement of school-aged children than that of preschoolers and a stronger association with school-aged children's math than on their reading scores. Liquid assets, particularly holdings in stocks or mutual funds, were positively associated with school-aged children's test scores. Family wealth was associated with a higher quality home environment, better parenting behavior, and children's private school attendance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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