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Report: Adopted children show problem behaviors, despite parental income

from Education Week

A report by a researcher for the Institute for Family Studies, a think tank dedicated to "strengthening marriage and family life," used national education data to look at the school behavior of adopted children and found positive behavior to be lacking. Report author Nicholas Zill, a retired psychologist and researcher, wrote that he analyzed the behavior data found in the National Center for Education Statistics longitudinal study of 19,000 children begun in 1998. Of the 19,000 children, 160 had been adopted, which Zill wrote was enough for "some reasonably robust estimates of its effects, at least in the early grades." more


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