Adolescent Educational Outcomes in Blended Families: Evidence from Swedish Register Data
2014 (English)In: Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, ISSN 1050-2556, E-ISSN 1540-4811, Vol. 55, no 7, 568-589 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Using Swedish register data, this article examines the association between having experienced the birth of a younger half-sibling and two educational outcome measures among Swedish 9th graders from 1998 to 2007. The data set, with the full population of 9th graders (N = 874,812), enables us to differentiate between adolescents with maternal as well as paternal half-siblings. The results show that adolescents in postseparation 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 and whether the half-sibling is maternal or paternal.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 55, no 7, 568-589 p.
blended family, family structure, half-sibling, sibling structure, stepfamily
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject Demography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-109374DOI: 10.1080/10502556.2014.950897OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-109374DiVA: diva2:764581