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Parental investment in children: Differential pathways of parental education and mental Health

Yamauchi, Chikako

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This article examines pathways through which parental characteristics might affect children's cognitive and behavioural outcomes. Using the 2004 Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, I show that more educated and mentally healthier parents are likely to have children with better outcomes. Educated parents are more frequently engaged in education-oriented activities with their children, whereas mentally healthier parents exhibit more favourable parenting practices. To the extent that these...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/61756
Source: The Economic Record
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4932.2009.00613.x

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