versão impressa ISSN 0011-5258
SOARES, José Francisco e COLLARES, Ana Cristina Murta. Family resources and cognitive performance by primary school students in Brazil. Dados [online]. 2006, vol.49, n.3, pp. 615-650. ISSN 0011-5258. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0011-52582006000300007.
This article discusses the processes by which family structure affects students' cognitive performance in Brazilian schools. The article's basic premise is that family influence is not a uni-dimensional construct, and the study thus uses four dimensions to capture such influence. The effects of these factors on students' performance are measured through a school attainment analysis model. The data are compatible with a model in which the parents' involvement acts as a mediating factor for the action of cultural resources, which in turn depend on economic resources, which have only indirect effects on students' cognitive performance in primary school.
Palavras-chave : scholastic performance; family effect; school effect.