Event Title

Single-Parent Households and Educational Achievment

Graduation Year

2013

Location

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

20-4-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2013 10:00 AM

Description

Nearly half of all marriages in the United States ends in divorce. A consequence of this fact is that children are left living in a home with a single custodial parent. Prior research suggests that coming from a single-parent family effects a child’s academic achievement. The studies reviewed utilized quantitative empirical data in order to study the effects of a variety of factors on children’s academic success within a single-parent family. This review comes to the ultimate conclusion that of all the myriad factors that could influence a child’s academic success within the lens of a single-parent family, socio-economic status is far and above the most significant.

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Single-Parent Households and Educational Achievment

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Nearly half of all marriages in the United States ends in divorce. A consequence of this fact is that children are left living in a home with a single custodial parent. Prior research suggests that coming from a single-parent family effects a child’s academic achievement. The studies reviewed utilized quantitative empirical data in order to study the effects of a variety of factors on children’s academic success within a single-parent family. This review comes to the ultimate conclusion that of all the myriad factors that could influence a child’s academic success within the lens of a single-parent family, socio-economic status is far and above the most significant.