Schools, Parents and Outcomes in Adolescence and Adulthood (ICPSR 34549)

Principal Investigator(s): Astone, Nan M., Johns Hopkins University. Population, Family and Reproductive Health


The goal of this project was to examine how school attributes and parenting work together in the process of human capital development in the United States. The focus of the research was the testing of two broad hypotheses: (1) that positive attributes of schools reduce the negative effect of individual and family risk factors on achievement while in school and adult economic success; and (2) that there are joint and interactive effects of parental involvement in the children's schooling and school quality on outcomes for children. The data for this project are from the National Educational Longitudinal Survey of 1988.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining these resources.

Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    academic achievement, adolescents, educational environment, educational opportunities, parent child relationship

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from DSDR or ICPSR. Researchers should consult the principal investigator directly for details on obtaining access to the data and documentation:

Dr. Nan M. Astone

Population, Family and Reproductive Health

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E4624

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD 21205