Why are residential and school moves associated with poor school performance?

@article{Pribesh1999WhyAR,
  title={Why are residential and school moves associated with poor school performance?},
  author={Shana L Pribesh and Douglas B. Downey},
  journal={Demography},
  year={1999},
  volume={36},
  pages={521-534}
}
Most research on residential mobility has documented a clear pattern: Residential and school moves are associated with poor academic performance. Explanations for this relationship, however, remain speculative. Some researchers argue that moving affects social relationships that are important to academic achievement. But the association between moving and school performance may be spurious; the negative correlation may be a function of other characteristics of people who move often. We offer… CONTINUE READING

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