Abstract: This paper investigates the importance of parents reading to their young children. Using Australian data we find that parental reading to children at age 4 to 5 has positive and significant effects on reading skills and cognitive skills of these children at least up to age 10 or 11. Our findings are robust to a wide range of sensitivity analyses.
|Place of Publication||Tilburg|
|Number of pages||44|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Name||CentER Discussion Paper|
- Reading to children
- reading skills
- other cognitive skills