The Involvement Disadvantage: The Effects of Welfare Program Enrollment and Poverty on Familial Involvement Public Deposited

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  • The negative effects of poverty on childhood academic outcomes are well documented by current research. Children in poverty experience pronounced positive effects of familial involvement on these same academic outcomes. Unfortunately children in poverty experience low levels of familial involvement. Current familial involvement policy is centered in the school environment. This analysis seeks to fill a gap in current research by exploring alternative policy avenues to increase familial involvement in children’s education. Using the NHESP Parent and Family Involvement Survey of 2007 and utilizing a multivariate OLS model this analysis explores the policy avenue of welfare transfer programs. Focusing on interaction terms between poverty status and welfare enrollment it is revealed that enrollment in WIC mitigates the effects of poverty status on involvement by 87%. This effect is not present in SNAP enrollment. These results remain robust as several primary indicators of involvement are added to the model including maternal education, female-headed household status, and parental educational attitudes. These results vary across age groups and dimensions of involvement. The analysis concludes with a discussion of policy implications and future research recommendations.
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