A Parent's Economic Shadow: Family Structure versus Family Resources as Influences on Early School Achievement.

@inproceedings{Entwisle1995APE,
  title={A Parent's Economic Shadow: Family Structure versus Family Resources as Influences on Early School Achievement.},
  author={Doris R. Entwisle and Karl L. Alexander},
  year={1995}
}
The experience of growing up in the United States is different for youngsters today than it was for their parents. Family organization has changed and the proportion of single mothers has increased dramatically in recent decades. In 1990, only 59% of children were living in "traditional" families with both biological parents (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1992b). Between 1970 and 1991, the proportion of children maintained by a single parent, usually the mother only, jumped from 11% to 22% (U.S… CONTINUE READING

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