The first paper examines the effects of reading to infants on various measures of language development. Using propensity score matching and a nationally-representative sample of infants, I find significant effects of increased days of parent-child reading on the language development of children not growing up in poverty, but no effects on children growing up in poverty. This finding suggests that increased frequency of current parent-child reading practices for all children would not reduce preschool achievement gaps, and further research into why reading frequency is not as effective for children in poverty is needed.Here, a measure of the mother-child relationship is a proper pre-treatment covariate because the current level of the bond ... Alternatively, one could argue that the act of joint bookreading fosters a bond between parent and child, and thus thisanbsp;...
|Title||:||Essays on the Effectiveness of Policies and Practices for Reducing Cognitive Gaps Between Linguistic Groups and Socioeconomic Groups|
|Author||:||Joseph Paul Robinson|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2009|