Article: Class and family in America: Minding the nurture gap | The Economist

What matters most in a child’s shot at success? Being in a stable two-parent middle class home, according to this research.

Stunningly, Mr Putnam finds that family background is a better predictor of whether or not a child will graduate from university than 8th-grade test scores. Kids in the richest quarter with low test scores are as likely to make it through college as kids in the poorest quarter with high scores (see chart).

 

 

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