Children’s school achievement and parental work: an analysis for sweden
2008 (English)In: Education Economics, ISSN 0964-5292, E-ISSN 1469-5782, Vol. 16, no 1, 1-17 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Data from Statistics Sweden on 70 000 students entering upper secondary school in 1994 are used along with socioeconomic characteristics from the 1990 census to explore the relationship between market work by parents in Sweden and their children's educational achievement, measured as the Grade Point Average. The results show that there is a positive relationship between parental income and Grade Point Average. Regarding the number of hours worked in the labour market, the results differ between mothers and fathers. Having a mother that works less than full time has positive effects on the child's grades throughout the schooling of the child, whereas significant effects of the hours of work that the father puts in are found during upper secondary school only.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Carfax , 2008. Vol. 16, no 1, 1-17 p.
time allocation, labour force participation, educational achievements
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-2327DOI: 10.1080/09645290701273525OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-2327DiVA: diva2:140279