HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

How Paternal Involvement Affects Childhood Behavioral Outcomes

Document Type

Article

Date

2014

Publication Title

Journal of Family and Economic Issues

ISSN or ISBN

1058-0476

Volume

35

Issue

4

First Page

433

Last Page

451

Description

National Educational and Longitudinal Study 1988 (NELS88) data were used to examine the impact of parental involvement measures on the behavioral outcomes of high-school students. Parents’ general sense of involvement with the community, as well as non-school child-helping groups, were used as instruments for whether these parents were educationally involved with their child. The instrumental variables strategy helped quantify the true effect of parental involvement on own-child behavioral outcomes. The results showed that parental involvement led to better child behavioral outcomes at the high school level, and that this effect was strengthened in the instrumental variables results.

DOI

10.1007/s10834-013-9383-y

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