Divorce, Family Structure, and the Academic Success of Children

1st Edition

William Jeynes

Routledge
Published April 1, 2002
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9780789014870 - CAT# HW12686

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Summary

Trace the influence of family factors on children's emotional and educational well-being!

The effect of family changes on children's academic success is a new subject for study. Divorce, Family Structure, and the Academic Success of Children is a comprehensive volume that brings research on this hotly debated topic up to date. With clear tables and incisive arguments, it is a single-volume reference on this vexing sociocultural problem.

Divorce, Family Structure, and the Academic Success of Children offers a close look at the historical background and current theory of this field of study. But it is more than a compendium of known facts and completed studies. It examines issues of appropriate methodology and points out concerns for planning future research.

Divorce, Family Structure, and the Academic Success of Children summarizes current knowledge of the effects of various influences on children's emotional and educational well-being, including:
  • divorce and remarriage
  • single-parent families
  • nontraditional family structures
  • race
  • socioeconomic status
  • mobility
Educators, theorists, sociologists, and psychologists will find this volume an essential resource. With hundreds of useful references and clear organization, it presents new ideas in an easy-to-use format that makes it an ideal textbook as well.

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