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Family and Neighborhood Sources of Socioeconomic Inequality in Children's Achievement

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Download PDF versionSastry, Narayan, and Anne R. Pebley. 2008. "Family and Neighborhood Sources of Socioeconomic Inequality in Children's Achievement." PSC Research Report No. 08-647. June 2008.

We examined family and neighborhood sources of socioeconomic inequality in children’s reading and mathematics achievement using data from the 2000–2001 Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Study. To describe inequality in achievement test scores, we used Gini coefficients and concentration indices and multilevel regression models. There was no inequality in children’s achievement by family income once other variables in the model were held constant. Mothers’ reading scores and average neighborhood levels of income accounted for the largest proportion of inequality in children’s achievement. Neighborhood economic status appears to be strongly associated with children’s skills acquisition.

Country of focus: United States of America.

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