Math and Reading Achievement

By: Pong, Suet-Ling.

Using data from the National Education Longitudinal Survey, this researcher finds a positive effect on math and reading achievement scores from having a majority of students in the school living in two-biological-parent families, even after controlling for mean socioeconomic status, parental involvement in schooling, and demographic characteristics.

 Family structure, school context, and eighth-grade math and reading achievement. Journal of Marriage and the Family 59 (3): 734-46.