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Adolescents from Unstable Families Lose Ground in Rigorous High Schools

By January 30, 2012

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A new study out on the January issue of Sociology of Education suggests that the type of school a child attends could exacerbate the negative effect that family instability has on academic performance. The study was conducted using data from a national longitudinal study of students who were in high school in the mid-1990s. What the researchers found was that students who had experienced repeated changes in their family structure were less successful academically when they attended schools that had a more rigorous and academic focus. Read more about the study and what the findings suggest.


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