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ERIC Number: EJ996979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Father Presence and Educational Attainment: Dad as a Catalyst for High School Graduations
Mackey, Bonnie; Mackey, Wade C.
Education, v133 n1 p139-150 Fall 2012
The role of the on-going social father in America has received increased attention in the last quarter century. In some quarters, the U.S. father has been viewed as supernumerary or optional. In other quarters, the U.S. father has been perceived to be essential to the optimum development of his children. Still other factions have been intermediate in the evaluation of the father status-role complex. It is suggested in this article that the sheer presence of an on-going biological & residential social father enhances his children's (minimal) education attainment by biasing his children's tendency to graduate from high school. His presence, rather than his employment status, seems to be the more potent variable. (Contains 4 tables and 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States