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    Influence of Parental Income/Education on Academic Achievement

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    A 7 page research paper that offer a literature review that specifically examines some recent studies and what they reveal about two factors identified by previous research as being influential to the achievement of academic success: parental income and educational attainment. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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    are parental income and educational attainment. Based on this information, research verifies that higher parental education attainment and income level can be positively associated with increased levels of academic achievement  by their children. This conclusion is discussed as to its implications for practice. Influence of Parental Income/Education on Academic Achievement While children born to parents who have  high socioeconomic status (SES), that is, a high degree of education attainment and income at the upper levels of the income ladder typically have higher academic achievement levels than do  children born to parents who have limited education and a low-income SES, this assumption does not always hold true. There are numerous success stories of people who grew up poor  and underprivileged and went on to achieve academic and professional success and, likewise, a privileged background does not necessarily ensure high academic achievement. Consequently, educational research and empirical literature has  focused a great deal of attention on investigating the factors that influence academic success and also what factors should be recognized as putting children at-risk for academic deficits. The following  literature review specifically examines some recent studies and what they reveal about two factors identified by previous research as being influential to the achievement of academic success: parental income and  educational attainment. Literature Review Davis-Kean (2005) conducted a study that focused specifically on he influence of the parents level of educational attainment and income and how these factors could  indirectly influence the academic achievement of their children, particularly in regards to modeling of parental beliefs and behaviors. The researcher made use of data from a national, cross-sectional study that  utilized a cohort of 868 children between the ages of 8 and 12, which was roughly equally divided accorded to gender and ethnicity, 49 percent non-Hispanic European American and 47 

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