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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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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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Chapa, Jorge; De La Rosa, Belinda – Education and Urban Society, 2004
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Education Statistics indicate that Latinos lag behind non-Latinos in education and in other socioeconomic characteristics. Although there are some positive indications such as the decrease of individuals and children living in poverty and an increase in the number of individuals working…
Descriptors: Population Growth, Poverty, Family Income, Family Size
Bratter, Jenifer; Damaske, Sarah – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2010
Capturing the conditions of children of color living in single-parent families has become more complex due to the growing presence of interracial households. This analysis assesses the size and poverty status of single-female headed families housing multiracial children. Using data from the 2000 Census, we find that 9 percent of female-headed…
Descriptors: Reference Groups, Poverty, Mothers, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Stevenson, Kenneth R. – ERS Spectrum, 2009
School districts, and even states, striving to identify optimal school size are confounded more often than not by the conflicting research findings and theoretical arguments presented throughout the literature. Some writers adamantly declare that smaller schools are a "must" if educational opportunity is to be optimized. Others argue that school…
Descriptors: School Size, Small Schools, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Poverty can have a profound effect on academic outcomes and college readiness and students from lowincome families are less likely to go to college. The low rates of degree attainment for low-income students raises questions about whether the students who wish to pursue higher education have access to courses that support their readiness for…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Small Schools, High School Students
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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Kainz, Kirsten; Vernon-Feagans, Lynne – Elementary School Journal, 2007
In this study we investigated reading development from kindergarten to third grade for 1,913 economically disadvantaged children from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort. Characteristics of the child, the family, classroom instruction, and school composition were used to model influences from multiple levels of children's…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Early Reading, Family Characteristics, Ecology
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Noel, Amber; Stark, Patrick; Redford, Jeremy – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
This report presents data on students in the United States attending kindergarten through grade 12. The main focus of the report is on parent and family involvement in the students' education during the 2011-12 school year as reported by the students' parents. It also includes the percentage of students who participated in selected family…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Parents as Teachers
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Boyle, Bill; Charles, Marie – Curriculum Journal, 2012
The authors' experiences of observing teaching and learning in schools have led them to become concerned at the dominant paradigm of a "pedagogy of poverty" at the expense of a "pedagogy of plenty". Bernstein's theory of power and control of education knowledge is overtly practised in classrooms globally. This is evidenced in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Social Class, Teacher Student Relationship
Chambers, Jay G.; Parrish, Thomas B.; Esra, Phil E; Shkolnik, Jamie L. – 2002
This document is one of a series of reports based on the Special Education Expenditure Project, a study of the nation's spending on special education and related services based on analysis of data for the 1999-2000 school year. This report focuses on general patterns of variation in total spending on special education students across districts…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student
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Berliner, David C. – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background/Context: This paper arises out of frustration with the results of school reforms carried out over the past few decades. These efforts have failed. They need to be abandoned. In their place must come recognition that income inequality causes many social problems, including problems associated with education. Sadly, compared to all other…
Descriptors: Poverty, Educational Change, Socioeconomic Status, Correlation
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Judkins, David; St. Pierre, Robert; Gutmann, Babette; Goodson, Barbara; von Glatz, Adrienne; Hamilton, Jennifer; Webber, Ann; Troppe, Patricia; Rimdzius, Tracy – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2008
The Even Start Family Literacy Program was established in 1989 to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy for low-income families, by improving the literacy skills of parents and their young children. Even Start projects offer family literacy services, defined as four integrated instructional components: (1) Childhood Education (ECE); (2)…
Descriptors: Low Income, Simulation, Child Language, Outcomes of Education
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Cooper, Carey E.; Crosnoe, Robert; Suizzo, Marie-Anne; Pituch, Keenan A. – Journal of Family Issues, 2010
Using multilevel models of data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort (N = 20,356), the authors find that parental involvement in education partially mediates the association between family poverty and children's math and reading achievement in kindergarten, but differences exist across race. In Asian families, poor and…
Descriptors: African American Children, Racial Differences, Poverty, Reading Achievement
Dreise, Tony; Milgate, Gina; Perrett, Bill; Meston, Troy – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2016
Issue 4 of the Australian Council for Educational Research's (ACER's) "Policy Insights" series commences with a synthesis of publicly available data on school attendance by Indigenous Australians, highlighting areas of major risk. It explores Australian and international literature to develop an understanding of the risk factors and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Attendance, At Risk Students
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