The Effects Of Parental Involvement On Single Parent Households

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In addition to this, Dr. Painter, an associate professor at the University of South California has a similar, yet different approach on what is the general disadvantage for children in single-parent households is. His theory is that there are two main factors when it comes to disadvantages for children in non-married families: income and parental involvement (Painter 1). He begins by addressing the main issue with past studies that had been taken for this specific area of interest; he explains that certain factors and conditions were assumed to be constant such as race and ethnicity, when in fact, that is a major point, Dr. Painter argues, as to why there are such differences to households. Painter begins by using a federal database of information that has been taken and recorded by schools all over the country and determines that parental involvement is greatly reduced in a single parent household because of financial restraints, there is minimal affect on a child, ever decreasing as the child’s age increases as they get to their teenage years (10). Dr. Painter also concludes that even if the single parent household becomes a married household with a step-father or step-mother, there will be very little change in regards to parental involvement, based on several studies done before him and his own work, Dr. Painter concludes that this transition would take a lot of involvement by the original parent to try and help the child become more casual with their stepparent and…

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