By A. B. Yehoshua
“Anyone who has had adventure of the sorrowful and sophisticated ways that human beings torment each other less than license of relatives ties will savor the advantages of A.B. Yehoshua’s A past due Divorce.” —London evaluate of Books
a strong tale a couple of family—and a rustic —in crisis.
the daddy of 3 grown teenagers comes again to Israel to break up from his spouse of a long time; one other lady, newly pregnant, awaits him in the USA. Narrated in flip by way of each one relatives member—husband and spouse, sons and daughter, younger grandson—the drama builds to a crescendo on the conventional relations collecting on Passover Eve.
“Each personality this is brilliantly discovered . . . Thank goodness for a novel that's bold and humane and that's approximately issues that truly matter”—New Statesman
"A grasp storyteller whose stories demonstrate the interior lifetime of a necessary, conflicted nation.” — Wall highway Journal
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756). The above results also support the claim of Guo and Van Wey (1999a) that negative sibling effects on cognitive performance weaken as more potential confounding influences are controlled. In an investigation using sibling pairs and repeated measures of the same individuals, Guo and Van Wey (1999a, 1999b) examine whether the association between sibship size and children's intellectual development is causal or spurious. They demonstrate that the negative sibship size relationship disappears when effects that are shared across siblings and over time are controlled.
1527) In what he describes as the most rigorous investigation of the dilution hypothesis, Downey (1995) examines relationships among sibship size, parental resources and children's educational performance, after taking into account family background characteristics such as parent's education, parent's occupation, household income, race group membership and urban/rural location. Parental resources are defined as being economic or interpersonal and then classified as being an individual or household resource.
The short- and long-term deleterious consequences of poverty for children and for society are large" (p. 122). Payne and Biddle (1999) argue that because one-fifth of US children live in substandard housing, have poor diets, are members of families that live on welfare, or have parents in poorly paid jobs, child poverty should be used as a family background measure in analyses of students' educational outcomes. They propose that child poverty may have stronger and more meaningful associations with measures of educational and occupational attainment than other indicators of socioeconomic status such as parents' education and occupations.