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ERIC Number: EJ846144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
The Impact of Maternal Imprisonment on Children's Educational Achievement: Results from Children in Chicago Public Schools
Cho, Rosa Minhyo
Journal of Human Resources, v44 n3 p772-797 Sum 2009
This paper examines how the cognitive skills of elementary school-aged children are affected by having a mother enter prison, using panel data on approximately 7,000 children for 12 years. To identify the effect of maternal imprisonment, change in test scores of children whose mothers enter prison are compared with the change in test scores of a nonexperimental comparison group controlling for observed and unobserved fixed characteristics. Results suggest that maternal imprisonment is not associated with a decline in children's reading or math standardized test scores. (Contains 4 tables, 2 figures and 41 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois