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Demography

, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 701–717 | Cite as

Simplicity and complexity in the effects of parental structure on high school graduation

  • Roger A. Wojtkiewicz
Families and Households

Abstract

As more and more children experience nonintact families because of nonmarital birth or parental marital disruption, researchers have paid more attention to whether nonintact family experiences have negative effects on later life. This study uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to consider how experiences of parental structure affect chances of high school graduation. The study shows that the negative effects of parental structure are simpler than theoretical notions might suggest.

Keywords

Educational Attainment High School Graduation Foster Parent Family Type National Longitudinal Survey 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger A. Wojtkiewicz
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton Rouge

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