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dc.contributor.authorKirk, Chris Michael
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Rhonda K.
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Kyrah K.
dc.contributor.authorNilsen, Corinne
dc.contributor.authorColvin, Deltha Q.
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-21T19:11:16Z
dc.date.available2013-07-21T19:11:16Z
dc.date.issued2012-09
dc.identifier.citationKirk, Chris Michael; Lewis, Rhonda K.; Brown, Kyrah; Nilsen, Corinne; Colvin, Deltha Q. 2012. The gender gap in educational expectations among youth in the foster care system. Children and Youth Services Review, v.34 no.9 pp.1683-1688en_US
dc.identifier.issn0190-7409
dc.identifier.otherWOS:000307615700013
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.04.026
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/6008
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dc.description.abstractYouth in the foster care system are at greater risk for a host of aversive outcomes including diminished educational performance and attainment. While these issues are well-documented, less is known about gender differences on academic outcomes for these students. Over the past three decades, women have overtaken men in college attendance and post-secondary degree attainment. Research suggests that this gender gap may be greater among marginalized groups, including youth emerging from the foster care system. Using data from a statewide sample of adolescents in foster care, the current study explores the effect of gender on educational expectations and measures gender differences in college efficacy, academic functioning, and preparation for post-secondary education. After controlling for race/ethnicity and grade level, logistic regression models showed the females in foster care reported more than twice the likelihood of achieving a Bachelor's or graduate degree. Comparisons! between genders revealed that females had higher reported academic performance than males, with males making greater gains in educational expectations after participating in a college access program. Limitations and suggestions for future research and action are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherPergamon-Elsevieren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesChildren and Youth Services Review;v.34 no.9
dc.subjectFoster careen_US
dc.subjectGender gapen_US
dc.subjectEducational expectationsen_US
dc.titleThe gender gap in educational expectations among youth in the foster care systemen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionPeer reviewed
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2012, Elsevier


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