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Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul; Salvanes, Kjell – Centre for the Economics of Education (NJ1), 2005
There is an extensive theoretical literature that postulates a trade off between child quantity and quality within a family. However, there is little causal evidence that speaks to this theory. Using a rich dataset on the entire population of Norway over an extended period of time, we examine the effects of family size and birth order on the…
Descriptors: Family Size, Economics, Educational Attainment, Birth Order
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Haj-Yahia, Muhammad M.; Abdo-Kaloti, Rula – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2003
This examination of exposure of Palestinian adolescents to family violence found alarming rates of witnessing interparental and experiencing parent-to-child aggression and violence. Rates correlated with parents' levels of education, place of residence, family size, religious affiliation, family income, and housing conditions, as well as with…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aggression, Child Abuse, Demography
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Langton, Emma Gore; Collishaw, Stephan; Goodman, Robert; Pickles, Andrew; Maughan, Barbara – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2011
Background: While there is considerable evidence of income gradients in child and adolescent behaviour problems, evidence relating to children and young people's emotional difficulties is more mixed. Older studies reported no income differentials, while recent reports suggest that adolescents from low-income families are more likely to experience…
Descriptors: Emotional Problems, Low Income, Family Income, Risk
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Wickrama, K. A. S.; Noh, Samuel; Bryant, Chalandra M. – Journal of Community Psychology, 2005
Using a sample of 15,885 adolescents derived from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, this study examined (1) unique additive influences of race, family, and community and (2) various multiplicative influences among race, family, and community factors on adolescent distress. Community characteristics such as community poverty and…
Descriptors: African American Children, Community Characteristics, Race, Poverty
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Romero, Rocio Herrero; Cluver, Lucie; Hall, James; Steinert, Janina – Education as Change, 2018
No quantitative studies to date have specifically focused on the risk and protective factors for the educational resilience of socioeconomically disadvantaged adolescents who are not of compulsory school age in South Africa. This study compares the educational delay of 599 black adolescents aged 16 to 18 from socioeconomically disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Adolescents, Institutional Characteristics, Family Characteristics
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Carolan, Brian V. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2012
In an effort to enhance both adolescents' social capital and increase achievement, public school districts across the United States have created small high schools. Using data derived from a longitudinal and nationally representative study of U.S. high school students, the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002, results show that when adolescents'…
Descriptors: High Schools, Family Characteristics, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement
Levine, Judith A.; Pollack, Harold – 2002
This study used linked maternal-child data from the 1997-1998 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to explore the wellbeing of children born to teenage mothers. Two econometric techniques explored the causal impact of early childbearing on subsequent child and adolescent outcomes. First, a fixed-effect, cousin-comparison analysis controlled for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Child Welfare, Children
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Nielsen, Francois – Social Forces, 2006
The classic ("status attainment") model of educational and occupational attainment suffers from three related shortcomings when used as a tool for comparative or policy-oriented research on social mobility: (1) ambiguity of model parameters as measures of opportunity for achievement vs. ascription; (2) vulnerability to incomplete specification of…
Descriptors: Genetics, Environmental Influences, Models, Family Characteristics
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Hershkowitz, Irit – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2011
Objectives: A commonly cited risk factor for sexually intrusive behavior (SIB) among children and adolescents is a history of abuse. Based on a large and non-clinical nationwide sample of children who were investigated as abuse victims and suspects of SIBs in Israel over a decade, the present study examines the rate of abuse history among child…
Descriptors: Siblings, Child Abuse, Family Characteristics, Risk
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Southam-Gerow, Michael A.; Silverman, Wendy K.; Kendall, Philip C. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2006
Some evidence suggests that research and service clinics differ on treatment-relevant dimensions, but no study has examined whether research clinics (RCs) themselves differ. We compared 2 samples of children and adolescents (ages 7 to 17 years) with anxiety disorders treated in 2 different university-based child anxiety RCs, one in Philadelphia (n…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Children, Comparative Analysis, Adolescents
Burgess, Simon; Gardiner, Karen; Propper, Carol – 2001
This study explored the relationships between adult economic outcomes and three key factors during adolescence: schooling, family background, and county of residence. The empirical analysis was based on data covering the period from 1979-1996. Data came from the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. The study examined a sample of people ages…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Economic Impact, Family Characteristics, Family Influence
Blackwell, Louisa; Bynner, John – 2002
The relationship between learning and family formation and dissolution was examined through a review of the literature that focused on education and family life in Great Britain and elsewhere. The following topics were examined: learning, marriage, and cohabitation; learning, dissolution, and divorce; changing patterns of childbearing in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Rate, Childlessness, Decision Making
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Yang, Juhua – Comparative Education Review, 2007
In addition to its goal of limiting China's population growth, a key purpose of China's one-child policy is to improve children's well-being. The government has made a strenuous effort to limit parents' childbearing in exchange for the greater opportunities it provides for their only children, including educational opportunities. In this article,…
Descriptors: Siblings, Population Growth, Public Policy, Adolescents
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
The 2012 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 48th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Adult Education
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The 2011 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 47th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education