School, Occupation, Culture, and Family

The Impact of Parental Schooling on the Parent-Child Relationship
  • Luis M. Laosa


Some of the most heated controversies regarding the educational enterprise today center on questions about the consequences of schooling. The issues addressed in these controversies are important for both practical and theoretical reasons and for policy considerations. With regard to international concerns, some people view training in basic educational skills as essential to economic development; others, however, question the assumptions that underlie this view (cf. LaBelle & Verhine, 1975; Laosa, 1976; Lockheed, Jamison, & Lau, 1980). At the national level, substantial public expenditures have gone into educational programs that seek to break the “cycle of poverty” by teaching basic educational skills and by promoting literacy.


Parental Behavior Maternal Employment Educational Aspiration Home Language Parental Schooling 
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  • Luis M. Laosa
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  1. 1.Educational Testing ServicePrincetonUSA

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