Barriers to Parent-Child Book Reading in Early Childhood – International Journal of Early Childhood

ABSTRACT Book reading is one of the most important investments that parents make in their children’s literacy development. This study investigated risk factors associated with the absence of book reading at ages 2, 4 and 6 years. A holistic view of the multiple ecologies of child development guided the study across a sample of approximately 4000 … [Read More] Barriers to Parent-Child Book Reading in Early Childhood – International Journal of Early Childhood

Do Early Life Cognitive Ability and Self-regulation Skills Explain Socio-economic Inequalities in Academic Achievement? An effect decomposition analysis in UK and Australian cohorts – Social Science & Medicine

Highlights We decomposed pathways from socio-economic disadvantage to mid-childhood academic ability. 2/3 effect of socio-economic disadvantage was direct (not through cognitive ability or self-regulation). The indirect effect was mainly through cognitive ability. Early interventions to improve cognitive ability (but not self-regulation) hold potential. But policies to alleviate social inequality remain essential for inequality reduction. ABSTRACT … [Read More] Do Early Life Cognitive Ability and Self-regulation Skills Explain Socio-economic Inequalities in Academic Achievement? An effect decomposition analysis in UK and Australian cohorts – Social Science & Medicine

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