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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