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dc.contributor.authorVan Ours, Jen
dc.contributor.authorKalb, Gen
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the importance of parents reading to their young children. Using Australian data we find that parental reading to children at age 4 to 5 has positive and significant effects on reading skills and cognitive skills (including numeracy skills) of these children at least up to age 10 or 11. The effects on skills more closely related to reading and language are larger than those on skills such as numeracy skills. However, all findings in relation to reading and other cognitive skills are persistent and robust to a wide range of sensitivity analyses. Although reading to children is also correlated with children's non-cognitive skills, after accounting for the endogeneity of reading to children, no causal effect remains.en
dc.subjectEducation and Training -- Literacy and numeracyen
dc.subjectChild Developmenten
dc.subjectChildren -- Outcomesen
dc.subjectChild Development -- Cognitiveen
dc.titleReading to young children: a head-start in life?en
dc.typeJournal Articlesen
dc.description.keywordsReading to childrenen
dc.description.keywordsother cognitive skillsen
dc.description.keywordsreading skillsen
dc.identifier.journalEconomics of Education Reviewen
dc.subject.dssChildhood and child developmenten
dc.subject.dssLearning, education and trainingen
dc.subject.dssmaincategoryChild Developmenten
dc.subject.dssmaincategoryEducation and Trainingen
dc.subject.dsssubcategoryLiteracy and numeracyen
dc.subject.flosseLearning, education and trainingen
dc.subject.flosseChildhood and child developmenten
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