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