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Does coresidence with grandparents alleviate the negative effect of family size on reading test scores?



Year of publication 2012
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
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Faculty of Social Studies

Description This paper postulates that co-residence with grandparents may provide children with additional resources in the form of available time, attention, social ties, social control that may be beneficial for children’s school outcomes as a protection against resource dilution. I hypothesize that co-residence with grandparents may offset or at least alleviate the negative effect of larger family on school outcomes. A comparative analysis on 2000 PISA shows that coresidence may be a buffer at lower levels of socieconomic development, but certainly is not in the most advanced societies, where coresidence has both a negative main effect and a negative interaction with family size.
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