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Parental Involvement in the Education of their Children: from Intention to Practice

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  • Marie Gouyon

    (INSEE)

  • Sophie Guérin

    (INSEE)

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    In 2003 parents prefer their sons to complete technical or scientific studies, and envisage that their daughters would achieve an overall higher level of education. Yet, if we focus on the aspiration of the scientific baccalaureate, then parents are more optimistic about their sons future. The link between parents educational aspirations and their childrens actual educational success differs for sons and daughters: at a given level of education, daughters performing well at school are less encouraged towards scientific studies. Furthermore, the number of siblings has an important influence on scientific aspirations for daughters; this is not the case for sons. On average, parents help their daughters as much as their sons with their homework. However, taking into account the active control of schooling, parents tend to invest less in their daughters' schooling. Yet, when parents are more available, their involvement is spread more evenly between their daughters and sons.

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    Article provided by Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques in its journal Economie et Statistique.

    Volume (Year): 398-399 (2007)
    Issue (Month): (March)
    Pages: 59-84

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    Handle: RePEc:crs:ecosta:es398-399d

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