Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80578
Authors: 
Kalb, Guyonne
van Ours, Jan C.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7416
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.
Subjects: 
reading to children
reading skills
other cognitive skills
JEL: 
C26
I21
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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