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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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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
Hawke, Angela, Ed. – UNICEF, 2015
This report delves into a rich new body of data and analysis from the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children (OOSCI), which confirms that the task of achieving education for all is far from over. The government-backed national studies carried out under the Initiative have marshalled a wide range of data sources for innovative analyses,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Elementary Education, Childrens Rights, Out of School Youth
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Lambie, Ian; Seymour, Fred – Journal of Sexual Aggression, 2006
In recent years the problem of sexually abusive youth has been increasingly recognized as a significant issue in our community. This paper provides a brief overview of the literature that shows sexually abusive youth to be a heterogeneous population. We argue for the development of typologies of adolescent sexual offenders to assist in the guiding…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Foreign Countries, Criminals, Delinquency
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty. – 1995
Papers in this volume explore indicators of children's well-being in the following areas: cross-cutting issues; population, family, and neighborhood; and social development and problem behaviors. The first section includes: (1) "Potential and Problems in Developing Indicators on Child Well-Being from Administrative Data" (Robert M.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Child Development, Child Welfare
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Michael, Kurt D.; Huelsman, Timothy J.; Crowley, Susan L. – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2005
We reviewed and analyzed child and adolescent depression treatment studies (1980-2001) through a comprehensive literature search. The outcome data from 19 studies (31 treatments) were extracted and weighted standard mean effect sizes were computed. Outcomes were compared across two levels of therapist training: professional and graduate student.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Effect Size, Depression (Psychology), Intervention
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Lakdawalla, Zia; Hankin, Benjamin L.; Mermelstein, Robin – Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 2007
This paper quantitatively reviews longitudinal studies examining three central cognitive theories of depression--Beck's theory, Hopelessness theory, and the Response Styles theory--among children (age 8-12) and adolescents (age 13-19). We examine the effect sizes in 20 longitudinal studies, which investigated the relation between the cognitive…
Descriptors: Interaction, Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies, Effect Size
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King, Maia M.; Winton, Alan S. W.; Adkins, Angela D. – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2003
We investigated the readability of seven mental health brochures on mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders in children that were selected from a website developed by the Center for Mental Health Services at http://www.mentalhealth.org. The reading grade levels of the brochures ranged from 11.1 to 14.8 (mean 13.23), considerably higher than…
Descriptors: Health Services, Readability, Emotional Disturbances, Mental Health
Pires, Sheila A. – 1991
This monograph is based on experiences of the national Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) and describes a plan for developing and implementing community based systems of care for children and adolescents with serious emotional disorders and their families. It draws on examples from state mental health plans to illustrate planning…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Disorders, Change Strategies, Children
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Kena, Grace; Musu-Gillette, Lauren; Robinson, Jennifer; Wang, Xiaolei; Rathbun, Amy; Zhang, Jijun; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Barmer, Amy; Velez, Erin Dunlop Velez – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The U.S. Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual┬áreport to help inform policymakers about the progress of education in the United States. Using data from across the center and from other sources of education data, "The Condition of Education 2015" presents 42 key indicators on…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Trend Analysis, Educational Attainment, Student Characteristics
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Kena, Grace; Aud, Susan; Johnson, Frank; Wang, Xiaolei; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Kristapovich, Paul – National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
To help inform policymakers and the public about the progress of education in the United States, Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report, "The Condition of Education." This year's report presents 42 indicators on important topics and trends in U.S. education. These…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Trend Analysis, Educational Attainment, Student Characteristics