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ERIC Number: EJ855551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Are Two Better than One? A Comparative Study of Achievement Gaps and Family Structure
Hampden-Thompson, Gillian
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v39 n4 p517-534 Jul 2009
Using data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the size of the literacy achievement gap between 15-year-old students from two-parent and those from single-mother households were compared across 18 industrialized nations. This study found that cross-national differences exist in the association between single motherhood and literacy achievement. The research findings also indicate that economic deprivation and parental involvement moderate the association between family structure and student literacy achievement. (Contains 7 tables.)
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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: Australia; Austria; Belgium; Canada; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Ireland; Italy; New Zealand; Norway; Portugal; Spain; Sweden; United Kingdom (Great Britain); United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment