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Socio-economic status and academic achievement trajectories from childhood to adolescence

Abstract:

Although a positive relationship between socio-economic status and academic achievement is well-established, how it varies with age is not. This article uses four data points from Canada's National Longitudinal Study of Children and Youth (NLSCY) to examine how the academic achievement gap attributed to SES changes from childhood to adolescence (ages 7 to 15). Estimates of panel data and hierarchical linear models indicate that the gap remains fairly stable from the age of 7 to 11 years and w...

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McDonald, JT More by this author
Douglas Willms, J More by this author
Journal:
Canadian Journal of Education
Volume:
32
Issue:
3
Pages:
558-590
Publication date:
2009
ISSN:
0380-2361
URN:
uuid:078ac0b2-a0f0-402c-bb82-b5d51d6b72b4
Source identifiers:
490790
Local pid:
pubs:490790

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