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Ponczek, Vladimir; Souza, Andre Portela – Journal of Human Resources, 2012
This paper presents new evidence of the causal effect of family size on child quality in a developing-country context. We estimate the impact of family size on child labor and educational outcomes among Brazilian children and young adults by exploring the exogenous variation of family size driven by the presence of twins in the family. Using the…
Descriptors: Females, Family Size, Males, Human Capital
Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul J.; Salvanes, Kjell G. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2007
How do families influence the ability of children? Cognitive skills have been shown to be a strong predictor of educational attainment and future labor market success; as a result, understanding the determinants of cognitive skills can lead to a better understanding of children's long run outcomes. This paper uses a large dataset on the male…
Descriptors: Siblings, Family Size, Family Characteristics, Educational Attainment
Barron-Hauwaert, Suzanne – Multilingual Matters, 2011
Taking a different perspective to traditional case studies on one bilingual child, this book discusses the whole family and the realities of life with two or more children and languages. What do we know about the language patterns of children in a growing and evolving bilingual family? Which languages do the siblings prefer to speak to each other?…
Descriptors: Siblings, Family Size, Family Life, Birth Order
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Lewin, Alisa C.; Maurin, Eric – Evaluation Review, 2005
Family size is an important determinant of family well-being, and it is a good predictor of poverty. This study examines effects of waiving the 100-hour rule, by family size, and distinguishes between the "work-incentive effects" and the "eligibility effects" of the waiver. The 100-hour rule limits eligibility to aid to…
Descriptors: Eligibility, Family Size, Incentives, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Burke, Meghan M.; Urbano, Richard C.; Hodapp, Robert M. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2011
The authors determined family reproductive patterns after the birth of a child with (vs. without) a disability. Using Tennessee birth records, the authors examined families of children with Down syndrome (N = 1,123), spina bifida (N = 368), and population group (N = 734,189). Families of children with Down syndrome and with spina bifida were more…
Descriptors: Marital Status, Down Syndrome, Congenital Impairments, Family Size
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Ziol-Guest, Kathleen M.; Duncan, Greg J.; Kalil, Ariel – Education Next, 2015
One of the most alarming social trends in the past 40 years is the increasing educational disadvantage of children raised in low-income families. Differences between low- and high-income children in reading and math achievement are much larger now than they were several decades ago, as are differences in college graduation rates. What might…
Descriptors: One Parent Family, Educational Attainment, Educationally Disadvantaged, Family Income
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Beyer, Julia F. – Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 2009
Significant attention has been paid in the literature to sibling relationships and the effects of birth order, family size, and gender on such relationships. Although these are important areas to study, there is relatively little research on the effects of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) on sibling relationships. The existent research identifies…
Descriptors: Siblings, Family Size, Autism, Sibling Relationship
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Alvarado, Emmanuel; Nehring, Daniel – Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, 2012
Our study explored cultural understandings surrounding the reproductive decisions of US-born, college-educated Mexican American women through a series of semi-structured in-depth interviews. In considering the results, this article advances debates on Latina women's reproductive choices beyond the theoretical paradigms of "assimilation" and…
Descriptors: Females, Family Size, Acculturation, Higher Education
Cole, Jennifer – National Literacy Trust, 2011
Parents are a child's first educator. A child's family and home environment has a strong impact on his/her language and literacy development and educational achievement. This impact is stronger during the child's early years but continues throughout their school years. Many background variables affect the impact of the family and home environment…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Family Environment, Literature Reviews, Evidence
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Pagani, Linda S.; Japel, Christa; Vaillancourt, Tracy; Cote, Sylvana; Tremblay, Richard E. – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2008
Using data from three waves of a large Canadian data set, we examine the relationship between two middle childhood trajectory variables, family dysfunction and anxiety. We draw upon family systems theory and developmental psychopathology, while attempting to expand their boundaries by capitalizing on the strengths within both approaches. Our data…
Descriptors: Mothers, Family Size, Systems Approach, Psychopathology
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Levin, Kate A.; Kirby, Joanna; Currie, Candace – Health Education Research, 2012
Family structure is associated with a range of adolescent risk behaviours, with those living in both parent families generally faring best. This study describes the association between family structure and adolescent risk behaviours and assesses the role of the family meal. Data from the 2006 Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children survey were…
Descriptors: Smoking, Females, Marijuana, Drinking
Mottram, Emily; McCoy, Emily – National Literacy Trust, 2010
In the last three decades, several strands of research have produced compelling evidence justifying a focus on the family with a particular emphasis on early years in order to raise literacy standards. Partners in Literacy is an evidence-based model which is built on these key research findings, these are: (1) Families and parents are critical to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Intervention, Family Characteristics
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Hadjikakou, Kika; Nicolaou, Nicoletta; Antonopoulou, Katerina; Stampoltzis, Aglaia – Deafness and Education International, 2010
This study investigates the psychosocial adjustment of hearing siblings of deaf and hard of hearing (d/hh) children, as well as the quality of the relationships between siblings and between hearing siblings and mothers. Thirty families from Cyprus took part in the study. Self-report data were collected from the mothers and the hearing siblings.…
Descriptors: Emotional Adjustment, Child Behavior, Well Being, Siblings
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Murry, Velma McBride; Brody, Gene H.; Simons, Ronald L.; Cutrona, Carolyn E.; Gibbons, Frederick X. – Applied Developmental Science, 2008
This study will address the initial question: Are there ethnic differences in parenting that remain when contextual variables are controlled "and" are related to culture, focusing on two samples of rural African American families. This study is part of a series of coordinated studies presented in this special issue (Le et al., 2008).…
Descriptors: African Americans, Racial Discrimination, Family Size, Educational Attainment
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Orsmond, Gael I.; Lin, Ling-Yi; Seltzer, Marsha Mailick – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2007
We examined types of disabilities in siblings from a large sample of families of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and the impact of another child with a disability on maternal and family well-being. The most frequent disabilities in siblings were attention and hyperactivity (4.6%) and autism spectrum (2.4%) disorders and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Child Rearing, Adolescents, Siblings
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