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Growing up in a Single Parent Family: The Effect on Education and Earnings of Young Men

Sheila Fitzgerald Krein
Family Relations
Vol. 35, No. 1, The Single Parent Family (Jan., 1986), pp. 161-168
DOI: 10.2307/584295
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/584295
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Growing up in a Single Parent Family: The Effect on Education and Earnings of Young Men
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Abstract

The effect of living in a single parent family on the educational attainment and earnings of young men is examined. Three specifications of living in a single parent family are tested using ordinary least squares analysis on models representing educational attainment and earnings. The analyses show that living in a single parent family has a direct negative effect on education, but only an indirect impact on earnings via education. The effect is strongest among those who lived in one parent families during the preschool years.

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