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Family Background and School Achievement among Low Income Blacks

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  • Linda Datcher-Loury

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Although parents' socioeconomic status has large and important effects on their children's school achievement, it is clear that there are substantial variations in children's outcomes across families that are identical in parents' education and work history, family income, family size, and other standard measures of social and economic well-being. This paper finds evidence that much of the variation in academic performance of young children from low-income black families results from differences in behavior and attitudess among the families.

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Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Journal of Human Resources.

Volume (Year): 24 (1989)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 528-544

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Handle: RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:24:y:1989:i:3:p:528-544

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  2. Donald Andrews & Bichaka Fayissa & Uday Tate, 1991. "An estimation of the aggregate educational production function for public schools in Louisiana," The Review of Black Political Economy, Springer, vol. 20(1), pages 25-47, September.
  3. Goetz, Stephan J. & Debertin, David L., 1991. "Rural Education and the 1990 Kentucky Educational Reform Act: Funding, Implementation and Research Issues," Agricultural Economics Research Reports 140073, University of Kentucky, Department of Agricultural Economics.
  4. Robert Kaestner & Hope Corman, 1995. "The Impact of Child Health and Family Inputs on Child Cognitive Develop-ment," NBER Working Papers 5257, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  5. Ludwig, Jens, 1999. "Information and inner city educational attainment," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 18(1), pages 17-30, February.
  6. Yannis M. Ioannides & Linda Datcher Loury, 2002. "Job Information Networks, Neighborhood Effects and Inequality," Discussion Papers Series, Department of Economics, Tufts University 0217, Department of Economics, Tufts University.

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