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College Proximity: Mapping Access to Opportunity
The process by which students decide whether and where to attend college has been based most commonly on a college-choice model that is independent of the students' geographic context. However, theExpand
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Are children of young mothers disadvantaged because of their mother's age or family background?
  • R. N. Turley
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Child development
  • 1 March 2003
Using a national sample of children 3 to 16 years old, this study found that the lower test scores and increased behavior problems of children born to younger mothers are not due to her age but toExpand
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K-12 Educational Outcomes of Immigrant Youth
The children from immigrant families in the United States make up a historically diverse population, and they are demonstrating just as much diversity in their experiences in the K-12 educationalExpand
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When Parents Want Children to Stay Home for College
 Although previous studies show that a majority of parents want their children to go to college and graduate with a 4-year degree, the strategies used to accomplish this goal vary widely. While someExpand
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A Review of the Transition to College Literature in Sociology.
Background/Context: This review focuses on the transition to college literature in sociology published since 1983 with an emphasis on revealing the contribution that sociology has made to ourExpand
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The Role of Familism in Explaining the Hispanic-White College Application Gap
Compared to other ethnic and racial groups, Hispanic youth are worse off in every available measure of educational achievement and attainment at the primary, secondary, and postsecondary levels.Expand
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Reducing School Mobility
Student turnover has many negative consequences for students and schools, and the high mobility rates of disadvantaged students may exacerbate inequality. Scholars have advised schools to reduceExpand
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Differences between Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Families in Social Capital and Child Development: First-Year Findings from an Experimental Study.
Disadvantages faced by Hispanic children in the U.S., compared to non-Hispanic Whites, have been widely reported. Economic differences account for some of the gaps, but the social isolation ofExpand
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Unanticipated Educational Consequences of a Positive Parent-Child Relationship.
If today there exists a single transcendent idea about the family-school connection, it is that a positive parent-child relationship improves children's chances of succeeding in school. However,Expand
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