Your Family: Aug. 23, 1999

JOBS VS. GRADES Traditional student jobs may result in teens studying less and scoring lower in math and science, Penn State researchers reported last week. And benefits from after-school jobs, such as practical application of math, are less available because of increased reliance on equipment like coded-key registers. So if your kids have to work, make sure they hit the books before they punch the clock.

IS DIVORCE INHERITED? Children of divorce have long been more likely to get divorced than children whose parents have stayed together. But that gap narrowed by more than half between 1973 and 1996, according to...

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