Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Human Development and Family Studies

First Advisor

Sedahlia Crase

Second Advisor

Craig Gundersen

Third Advisor

Cathy Hockaday

Abstract

Educational outcomes for children with fathers absent due to death and those absent for other reasons were examined with children from two-parent homes using the Adolescent Health data. Children without fathers for any reason completed a year less of school than children living with two parents. Children with deceased fathers and children with fathers absent for other reasons did not differ in the amount of education each completed. There was no association between the child's age when the father died and the amount of education completed, but there was a small relationship between the length of time a child has been without a deceased father and their highest level of education. Children with fathers absent for other reasons were found to have lower rates of graduating high school and college when compared to children with two parents, while children with deceased fathers did not.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16423

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Brandie Marie Ward

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1453105

OCLC Number

244442433

ISBN

9780549541752

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

77 pages

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