Does Family Structure Affect Children's Educational Outcomes?

@article{Pollak2000DoesFS,
  title={Does Family Structure Affect Children's Educational Outcomes?},
  author={Robert A Pollak and Donna K Ginther},
  journal={Labor: Demographics \& Economics of the Family},
  year={2000}
}
  • R. Pollak, D. Ginther
  • Published 2000
  • Political Science, Economics
  • Labor: Demographics & Economics of the Family
This paper makes two contributions. First, it adds to the growing literature describing correlations between children's educational outcomes and family structure. Although popular discussions focus on the distinction between two-parent families and single-parent families, McLanahan and Sandefur [1994] show that outcomes for stepchildren are similar to outcomes for children in single-parent families. McLanahan and Sandefur describe their results as showing that the crucial distinction is between… Expand
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