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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
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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
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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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Moshoeshoe, Ramaele – Education Economics, 2019
This paper examines the effect of birth order on educational attainment in Lesotho. Using family fixed effects models, I find robust negative birth order effects on educational attainment. These results are in sharp contrast with the evidence from many developing countries, but are consistent with that from developed countries. Further, these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Birth Order, Educational Attainment, Family Size
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Boomsma, Dorret I.; van Beijsterveld, T. C. E. M.; Beem, A. L.; Hoekstra, R. A.; Polderman, T. J. C.; Bartels, M. – Intelligence, 2008
The relation between intelligence and birth order was shown in a recent publication [Bjerkedal, T., Kristensen, P., Skjeret, G. A. & Brevik, J. I. (2007). Intelligence test scores and birth order among young Norwegian men (conscripts) analyzed within and between families. "Intelligence," 35, 503-514] to be negative. Subjects in this…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Twins, Females, Family Size
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Baldwin, Scott A.; Christian, Sarah; Berkeljon, Arjan; Shadish, William R. – Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 2012
This meta-analysis summarizes results from k = 24 studies comparing either Brief Strategic Family Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, Multidimensional Family Therapy, or Multisystemic Therapy to either treatment-as-usual, an alternative therapy, or a control group in the treatment of adolescent substance abuse and delinquency. Additionally, the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Control Groups, Substance Abuse, Delinquency
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Dee, Thomas S. – Economics of Education Review, 2011
Wisconsin's influential Learnfare initiative is a conditional cash "penalty" program that sanctions a family's welfare grant when covered teens fail to meet school attendance targets. In the presence of reference-dependent preferences, Learnfare provides uniquely powerful financial incentives for student performance. However, a 10-county…
Descriptors: Sanctions, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services, Financial Support
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Studer, Jeannine R.; Allton, Judith A. – Guidance & Counselling, 1996
Addresses factors that contribute to the adjustment difficulties of children and adolescents when their parents divorce. Gender issues, custody, age, parenting style, visitation patterns, socioeconomic considerations, the support system, family size, and the reconstituted family are all discussed. Describes a model for an effective support group…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Child Custody, Children
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, 2018
This year's "America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being" continues more than a decade of dedication and collaboration by agencies across the Federal Government to advance our understanding of our Nation's children and what may be needed to bring them a better tomorrow. "America's Children in Brief, 2018"…
Descriptors: Crime, Well Being, Birth Rate, High School Graduates
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Staniford, Leanne J.; Breckon, Jeff D.; Copeland, Robert J. – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2012
Childhood obesity trends have increased dramatically over the past three decade's. The purpose of this quantitative systematic review is to provide an update of the evidence, illustrating the efficacy of childhood obesity treatment, considering whether treatment fidelity has been measured and/or reported and whether this related to the treatment…
Descriptors: Obesity, Children, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation. – 1981
The New York City Board of Education's Family Living/Sex Education Program consisted of seminars and workshops which involved parents and teachers in open discussions about adolescent sexuality. Discussion topics included parent-child relations, family conflict resolution, psychosexual development, parents as educators, family size, and children…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitude Measures, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Secondary Education
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Seto, Michael C.; Lalumiere, Martin L. – Psychological Bulletin, 2010
We tested special and general explanations of male adolescent sexual offending by conducting a meta-analysis of 59 independent studies comparing male adolescent sex offenders (n = 3,855) with male adolescent non-sex offenders (n = 13,393) on theoretically derived variables reflecting general delinquency risk factors (antisocial tendencies),…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Family Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Antisocial Behavior
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Apsche, Jack A.; Bass, Christopher K.; Zeiter, J. Scott; Houston, Marsha Ann – International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 2008
Mode Deactivation Therapy (MDT) has been shown to be an effective treatment for a variety of adolescent disorders including emotional dysregulation, behavioral dysregulation, physical aggression, sexual aggression, and many harmful symptoms of anxiety and traumatic stress. MDT Family Therapy has been effective in reducing family disharmony in case…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Recidivism, Aggression, Family Counseling
Dee, Thomas – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2009
Wisconsin's influential Learnfare initiative is a conditional cash penalty program that sanctions a family's welfare grant when covered teens fail to meet school attendance targets. In the presence of reference-dependent preferences, Learnfare provides uniquely powerful financial incentives for student performance. However, a 10-county…
Descriptors: Sanctions, Incentives, Dropouts, At Risk Students
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Ata, Rheanna N.; Ludden, Alison Bryant; Lally, Megan M. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2007
The current study expands upon body image research to examine how gender, self-esteem, social support, teasing, and family, friend, and media pressures relate to body image and eating-related attitudes and behaviors among male and female adolescents (N = 177). Results indicated that adolescents were dissatisfied with their current bodies: males…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Eating Disorders, Adolescents, Gender Differences
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