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Title: Do School Teacher Parents Make a Difference?
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1. McFarlin, Isaac, Jr.
Do School Teacher Parents Make a Difference?
Economics of Education Review 26,5 (October 2007): 615-628.
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: Elsevier
Keyword(s): Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT); Behavior Problems Index (BPI); Educational Attainment; Family Background and Culture; Family Structure; Home Observation for Measurement of Environment (HOME); National Education Longitudinal Survey (NELS); Occupations, Female; Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Math); Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Reading); Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT); Socioeconomic Status (SES); Teachers/Faculty

Two national probability samples are used to uncover whether children benefit from having school teacher parents. The inquiry is motivated by frequent commentaries by teachers that substandard student performance is associated with unhelpful parenting practices. If teachers believe that parents are crucial for determining child outcomes, then we may better learn of the potential for parenting to affect children's development by examining the environments teachers create for their own children. I find significant school teacher effects on children's cognitive and behavioral outcomes, after accounting for family SES, mothers' cognitive ability, occupational aspirations, college field of study, and her early preferences for family life. Once I control for self-selection into teaching and home environment quality, which parents create for children, I find that school teacher parents significantly make a difference in lowering the incidence of behavioral problems in male children.
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McFarlin, Isaac, Jr. "Do School Teacher Parents Make a Difference?" Economics of Education Review 26,5 (October 2007): 615-628.