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ability to interact with their children’s academic endeavors is likely to have undergone

changes as well. In some cases, remarriage will improve the family’s economic structure

and the parents’ ability to become involved with their children’s school activities. In

other cases, parents remain single for significant periods of time following a divorce, and

in many instances, parents in those families will realize a significant reduction in

economic support as well as the time they have available to help with their children’s

academic progress. It is for these circumstances that family structure will be evaluated in

the current study from the perspective of single and remarried parents, as well as intact

families. Within these changing circumstances it becomes clear that establishing sound

argument for a directional, cause and effect relationship between family structure and

academic achievement is exceedingly difficult.

Given the complicated relationship between family structure and achievement, this

research will simply make the distinction between various family structure types and

evaluate academic achievement as it occurs in each family type while controlling for

SES. Because the family structure variable can be recoded to represent different family

structure types, dummy variables will be created for single mother and single father

family types as well as the intact family variable which replicates the original study. The

family structure variable which actually replicates Jeynes’ original study will be coded as

follows: intact families =1 and all other parent/spouse relationship types = 0. The other

family types will be coded single mother = 1 and single father =1. This can be easily

accomplished by recoding the composite family variable included in the ELS 2002/04

data set.

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