Do nonresident fathers compensate for a lack of household resources? : The associations between paternal involvement and children’s cognitive and educational assessments in the UK

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Sociology en
dc.contributor.author Tanskanen, Antti Olavi
dc.contributor.author Erola, Jani
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-28T09:09:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-28T09:09:01Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04
dc.identifier.citation Tanskanen , A O & Erola , J 2017 , ' Do nonresident fathers compensate for a lack of household resources? The associations between paternal involvement and children’s cognitive and educational assessments in the UK ' , Research in Social Stratification and Mobility , vol. 48 , pp. 32-40 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rssm.2017.01.002 en
dc.identifier.issn 0276-5624
dc.identifier.other PURE: 119956250
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dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85011854104
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000398012400004
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/282707
dc.description.abstract This article investigated the associations between nonresident fathers’ involvement and cognitive and educational achievements in children. In particular, we tested the resource compensation model, which predicts that the involvement of nonresident fathers should compensate for the lack of household resources and that the effect should be strong, particularly in families with low resources. We use the British Millennium Cohort Study (n = 3445), in which 11-year-old children’s cognitive and educational assessments were measured using the British Ability Scale and household resources were measured using maternal education and occupation, family income, and number of books in the home (i.e., cultural capital). We found that the involvement of nonresident fathers was associated with higher scores more strongly in families with the lowest level of cultural capital, compared with others. However, nonresident fathers’ involvement was not associated with child scores more strongly in lower resource households than in higher resource households, when the resources were measured by maternal education and occupation and by family income. The results showed that, although the involvement of nonresident fathers might compensate for a lack of household resources, the effect tends to vary between resource types. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Research in Social Stratification and Mobility
dc.rights en
dc.subject 5142 Social policy en
dc.subject 5144 Social psychology en
dc.title Do nonresident fathers compensate for a lack of household resources? : The associations between paternal involvement and children’s cognitive and educational assessments in the UK en
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rssm.2017.01.002
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