Leadership Symposium Early Bird Deadline Approaching | Join K-12 leaders nationwide for three days of empowering strategies, networking, and inspiration! Discounted pricing ends March 1. Register today.
Education Report Roundup

Family Composition

By Jessica L. Tonn — October 18, 2005 1 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

“The Impact of Family Formation Change on the Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Well-Being of the Next Generation” is posted by The Future of Children.

Children who grow up in a two-parent household have a lower incidence of behavioral, emotional, and academic problems than their peers living with only one parent, a study concludes.

Based on a subset of data from the 1995 National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health—a national survey of 90,000 students ages 12 to 18 sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development—the study found that youths who lived with one parent were more likely to repeat grades, be suspended from school, smoke, engage in violent behavior, attempt suicide, and receive counseling or therapy. For example, 30 percent of students who lived with one parent reported having repeated a grade, while 19 percent of students who lived with two parents reported the same.

A version of this article appeared in the October 19, 2005 edition of Education Week


Jobs Virtual Career Fair for Teachers and K-12 Staff
Find teaching jobs and other jobs in K-12 education at the EdWeek Top School Jobs virtual career fair.
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Reading & Literacy Webinar
Science of Reading: Emphasis on Language Comprehension
Dive into language comprehension through a breakdown of the Science of Reading with an interactive demonstration.
Content provided by Be GLAD
English-Language Learners Webinar English Learners and the Science of Reading: What Works in the Classroom
ELs & emergent bilinguals deserve the best reading instruction! The Reading League & NCEL join forces on best practices. Learn more in our webinar with both organizations.

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated: February 7, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: January 31, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education Briefly Stated: January 17, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education In Their Own Words The Stories That Stuck With Us, 2023 Edition
Our newsroom selected five stories as among the highlights of our work. Here's why.
4 min read
102523 IMSE Reading BS
Adria Malcolm for Education Week