Attendance Rates

By: Bodenhorn, Howard.

Using data from urban areas in the southern US, this researcher found that children residing with both parents were more likely to attend school than children from other family structures. Attendance rates for children living with both parents ranged from 6 to 31 percent higher than other family structures, depending upon background factors.

Single parenthood and childhood outcomes in the mid-nineteenth century urban South. National Bureau of Economic Research. Working paper no. 12056.