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Assets, parental expectations and involvement, and children's educational performance
Abstract This study examines the relationships between parental assets with their expectations and involvement of children's education, and children's educational performance measured 2 years later.Expand
Postsecondary Education and Economic Well‐Being of Single Mothers and Single Fathers
We investigate the effects of postsecondary education on the economic well-being of single parents. The data for this study are from the 1993 Panel Study of Income Dynamics, with a sample of 930Expand
Assets, Expectations, and Children’s Educational Achievement in Female‐Headed Households
This study examines the relationships of mother's assets (home ownership and savings) to, respectively, mother's expectations of child's educational achievement and child's actual educationalExpand
The Differentiated Impact of Bridging and Bonding Social Capital on Economic Well-Being: An Individual Level Perspective
Social capital refers to trust, norms, and social networks. One of the most important features of social capital is its claimed capacity of promoting economic well-being. Theorists have assumed thatExpand
More Than a Penny Saved: Long‐Term Changes in Behavior Among Savings Program Participants
This article examines the levels of savings of former participants in a matched savings program. Findings from a survey of Individual Development Account (IDA) participants and a general low-incomeExpand
Economic well-being of single mothers: Work first or postsecondary education?
This article investigates the relationship between single mothers' education and their economic well-being. Through the analysis of the 1993 Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) data, we examine theExpand
The Role of First-Semester GPA in Predicting Graduation Rates of Underrepresented Students
Academic performance is a primary predictor of college graduation, yet few studies have examined one of the earliest indicators of academic performance—first-semester grade point average (GPA). GivenExpand
Financial knowledge of the low-income population: Effects of a financial education program
This study examines the effects of one large financial management training program for low-income people. The data are from tests of pre- and post-training financial knowledge of 163 participants.Expand