The impact of parental socioeconomic status on children's education

Tashenda Denell Marie Clemen, Fayetteville State University

Abstract

Traditionally educational attainment correlated with the parental socioeconomic status, particularly parental education. The aim of this study is to examine the changing impact of parental socioeconomic status on children's education. The study assesses the impact of age, gender, martial status, income, region, and parental socioeconomic status on education from cross-section data collected in 1974 and 2004. These data are from General Social Survey of 1974 and 2004. Multivariate analysis of data shows a moderate decline in the effect of parental education particularly for the younger cohort (25–39). Overall, there is more room for future governmental policies to influence the educational attainment of poor and lower middle class children particularly with respect to attending college. ^

Subject Area

Education, Sociology of|Sociology, Individual and Family Studies

Recommended Citation

Clemen, Tashenda Denell Marie, "The impact of parental socioeconomic status on children's education" (2009). ETD Collection for Fayetteville State University. AAI1484512.
http://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/dissertations/AAI1484512

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