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Are two better than one?: a comparative study of achievement gaps and family structure

Hampden-Thompson, Gillian

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Abstract

Using data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the size of the literacy achievement gap between 15-year-old students from two-parent and those from single-mother households were compared across 18 industrialized nations. This study found that cross-national differences exist in the association between single motherhood and literacy achievement. The research findings also indicate that economic deprivation and parental involvement moderate the association between family structure and student literacy achievement.

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Hampden-Thompson, G. (2009). Are two better than one?: a comparative study of achievement gaps and family structure. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 39, 517-537. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057920802366372

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2009
Deposit Date Oct 25, 2023
Journal Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
Print ISSN 0305-7925
Publisher British Association for International and Comparative Education
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 39
Pages 517-537
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/03057920802366372
Keywords student literacy, PISA, single?mother families
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1728065
Publisher URL http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/51382/