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Marriage, Family Structure, and Children’s Educational Attainment

Patrick F. Fagan, Leonie Ten Have, Wendy Chen
September 19, 2011

Most parents want their children to succeed in school but are often unaware that family life itself has significant impact on their child’s academic capacity. In this report we list the effects of the intact family on children’s educational achievement and school behavior, as well as its effect on the home environment.