Adolescent Educational Outcomes in Blended Families: Evidence from Swedish Register Data 1998-2007
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Using data from Swedish population registers (n: 874,812) this paper examines the association between sibling structure and educational outcomes among Swedish 9th graders 1998 to 2007. The large dataset, with the full student population, enables us to differentiate between adolescents with older and younger maternal as well as paternal half-siblings. The results show that adolescents in post-separation families with half-siblings have lower overall grades and are less likely to be eligible for school continuation after 9th grade than those without half-siblings. The results point to interesting gender patterns both by the sex of the child as well as whether the half-sibling is maternal or paternal.
Family structure, sibling structure, blended family, stepfamily, half-sibling, adolescent well-being, educational outcomes
Research subject Sociological Demography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-93357OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-93357DiVA: diva2:646489
FunderFAS, Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, 2004-1975