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Socioeconomic Position, Maternal IQ, Home Environment, and Cognitive Development

Tong, S; Baghurst, Peter; Vimpani, G; McMichael, Anthony


Objective: To assess whether socioeconomic position, maternal intelligence (IQ), and the home environment are inter-related to cognitive development in childhood. Study design: Prospective cohort study (n = 723) with cognitive tests at ages 2, 4, 7, and 11 to 13 years. Results: There were statistically significant positive associations of father's occupational prestige, Home Observation for Measurement of Environment (HOME) score, and maternal IQ with cognitive performance in childhood. After...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pediatrics
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2007.03.020


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