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This quantity includes contributions from numerous fields of analysis within the social sciences. different disciplinary angles intersect on the point of the examine topics: households, families and shoppers. jointly they mirror a wide box of analysis that usually had its specific area of interest in Wageningen as 'household and purchaser studies'. The 5 separate elements: the formation and dissolution of households; stratification and inequality; purchaser and family behaviour; rest time; and hygiene, future health and society, well mirror the broadness of this field.The eighteen contributions during this quantity have been purposefully chosen, not just in response to their contents and caliber, but additionally as a result of their courting to the paintings of Kees de Hoog, who retired this 12 months. even though Kees de Hoog is a professor of relations sociology and relations coverage, his paintings in the course of the years has prolonged a long way past that and covers the fields which are captured by way of different elements during this e-book. for that reason the contributions during this quantity contain an engaging learn for students world wide who've an curiosity in households, shoppers, families, and the methods they interface
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With only two exceptions (Austria, Iceland), the single- and two-parent family achievement gap is found within each country, as well as for all countries combined, for both math and science subjects. S. and in New Zealand. Family resources, although they are crudely measured with four variables, did not account for this significant achievement gap. The achievement gap between singleand two-parent families is narrowed where there are family policies aimed at equalizing economic resources between single-parent and other families.
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3 Sociological and demographic characteristics of students and parents Most of the independent variables used to predict students’ achievement are combined indices, developed by PISA. These were standardized in such a way as to have a mean of 0 and a standard deviation of 1 at the international level of all countries. The first set of independent variables involves students’ as well as their parents’ social and demographic characteristics. We will differentiate between males and females in the analysis.