Children from Divorced Families Less Likely to Attend Selective Colleges
Lang, Susan S., Human Ecology Forum
Children who do not consistently live with two biological parents are only half as likely to ever attend a selective college, even after researchers take into account factors such as income and parent education, according to a new Cornell University study.
Dean Lillard, assistant professor of consumer economics and housing, and Jennifer Gerner, professor of consumer economics and housing, analyzed the High School and Beyond longitudinal survey of almost 12,000 high school seniors and almost 15,000 high school sophomores initially interviewed in 1980 and reinterviewed in 1982, 1986, and 1992.
After controlling for parents' income, employment, and education and student's …
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Publication information: Article title: Children from Divorced Families Less Likely to Attend Selective Colleges. Contributors: Lang, Susan S. - Author. Journal title: Human Ecology Forum. Volume: 24. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 1996. Page number: 2. © 1994 Cornell University, Human Ecology. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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