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Source: Human Ecology
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1. Lang, Susan
A Grandparent at Home Buffers Drawbacks of Single-Parenthood
Human Ecology 33,2 (1 August 2005): 20-10.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: College of Human Ecology, Cornell University
Keyword(s): Academic Development; Grandparents; Parents, Single; Test Scores/Test theory/IRT

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The article cites a study conducted by researcher Rachel Dunifon which discusses the role of grandparents in single-parent families. Many studies have shown that children living in a single-parent family tend to do worse academically and receive less intellectual stimulation than children. Having a grandparent in the home, however, appears to buffer some of these negative effects, according to a new study in the College of Human Ecology. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, Dunifon found that living with a single mother is linked to significant declines in academic achievement. In contrast, the test scores of children who live in single-mother families that also contain a grandparent do not significantly differ from children in married-couple families.

See: Dunifon, Rachel: Influence of Grandparents in Single-Mother Families

Bibliography Citation
Lang, Susan. "A Grandparent at Home Buffers Drawbacks of Single-Parenthood." Human Ecology 33,2 (1 August 2005): 20-10.