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Grandparent effects on educational outcomes: a systematic review

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Are educational outcomes subject to a “grandparent effect”? We comprehensively and critically review the growing literature on this question. Fifty-eight percent of 69 analyses report that grandparents’ (G1) socioeconomic characteristics are associated with children’s (G3) educational outcomes, independently of the characteristics of parents (G2). This is not clearly patterned by study characteristics, except sample size. The median ratio of G2:G1 strength of association with outcomes is 4.1,...

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Peer reviewed
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10.15195/v5.a6

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Sociology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Sociology
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Sociology
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Society for Sociological Science Publisher's website
Journal:
Sociological Science Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
6
Pages:
114--142
Publication date:
2018-02-21
Acceptance date:
2018-01-07
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ISSN:
2330-6696
Pubs id:
pubs:822975
URN:
uri:0313505e-278c-4454-8000-842416e17ffe
UUID:
uuid:0313505e-278c-4454-8000-842416e17ffe
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pubs:822975
Paper number:
6

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