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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
Gustafsson, Jan-Eric; Svensson, Allan. – 1982
This paper investigates interactions between family size and social class with respect to intellectual achievement. One purpose of the paper is to study the limits to the applicability of the "confluence model" proposed by Zajonc and Markus; another is to investigate methods for studying interactions between variables. The study includes…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Analysis of Variance, Family Characteristics
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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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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