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Family scholarly culture and educational success: Books and schooling in 27 nations

Evans, M.D.R.; Kelley, Jonathan; Sikora, Joanna; Treiman, Donald

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Children growing up in homes with many books get 3 years more schooling than children from bookless homes, independent of their parents' education, occupation, and class. This is as great an advantage as having university educated rather than unschooled parents, and twice the advantage of having a professional rather than an unskilled father. It holds equally in rich nations and in poor; in the past and in the present; under Communism, capitalism, and Apartheid; and most strongly in China. Data...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/19165
Source: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility
DOI: 10.1016/j.rssm.2010.01.002

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