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This quantity includes contributions from numerous fields of analysis within the social sciences. the various disciplinary angles intersect on the point of the study topics: households, families and shoppers. jointly they mirror a wide box of analysis that usually had its specific area of interest in Wageningen as 'household and customer studies'. The 5 separate components: the formation and dissolution of households; stratification and inequality; patron and loved ones behaviour; rest time; and hygiene, future health and society, well mirror the broadness of this field.The eighteen contributions during this quantity have been purposefully chosen, not just in accordance with their contents and caliber, but additionally as a result of their courting to the paintings of Kees de Hoog, who retired this yr. even if Kees de Hoog is a professor of kin sociology and relations coverage, his paintings through the years has prolonged a ways past that and covers the fields which are captured by means of the several components during this ebook. consequently the contributions during this quantity contain an engaging learn for students world wide who've an curiosity in households, shoppers, families, and the methods they interface

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This conclusion runs clearly against earlier results (Pryor and Rodgers, 2001) claiming that there are no significant differences between countries in the magnitude of differences between children from separated and intact families. The main cause of this difference is the restriction of most divorce research to a few Anglo-Saxon countries, which vary too little in their family policy and demographic characteristics in order to have significant differences. 46  Changing families and their lifestyles  Effects of different family forms on children’s educational performance We can explain these differences by taking into account the percentage of lone-parent families and the generosity of maternity leave in these societies4.

New relevance, which would change the outcome of that summary, has not been published since. The conclusions of Pong et al. (2003) were the following. Single motherhood is associated with lower math and science achievement among young children. With only two exceptions (Austria, Iceland), the single- and two-parent family achievement gap is found within each country, as well as for all countries combined, for both math and science subjects. S. and in New Zealand. Family resources, although they are crudely measured with four variables, did not account for this significant achievement gap.

As said, our data do not allow us to differentiate between these causes of single-motherhood, but all single-mother families in this study share a common characteristic. There is a biological mother in the family whom the focal child identifies as a biological mother. Furthermore, our data does not allow us to differentiate between two-parent families and cohabiting unions in which both the biological parents of the focal child are present. The lumping of these two types of two-parent families may be reasonable in many European countries where cohabitation is common and where cohabiting parents behave like married couples.

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