Penn State News: Deaths in the family can shape kids’ educational attainment in unexpected ways

Penn State News: Deaths in the family can shape kids’ educational attainment in unexpected ways. “In a study, the researchers found that deaths in the family can affect the educational attainment of children. That impact most often is negative, but, in certain cases, a family death can improve the chances that children will further their education, said Ashton Verdery, associate professor of sociology, demography and social data analytics, Penn State.”

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