This study aims to advance our understanding of 5-year-olds’ behavioral difficulties by getting to grips with certain facets of parenting and child development and how they might influence their child’s behavior. The research makes use of data from the United Kingdom and Germany to examine positive and negative parenting behavior, any distress a parent reports … Read more
This study seeks to unpack the underlying ways in which a mother’s education is linked with her toddler’s verbal and social skills. Specifically, it investigates whether different ways of parenting play a role in this. The research uses data on around 2500 children and their mothers to test previous research showing in a very broad … Read more
Social inequality related to children’s development starts early in life. Parenting behaviour as an explanatory factor has important effects on very young children’s verbal and behavior social skills, and on later school achievements.
The development of language skills during the early years of a child’s life are vital for school readiness, educational attainment, and later life outcomes. The socio-economic background of parents, as measured by occupation, income, and level of education, have been found to significantly affect child language skills and the differences we see between children.
Social inequality is a persistent global issue which many countries, governments, and policymakers aim to address. The development of language and communication skills during the early years of a child’s life are vital for school readiness, educational success, and later life outcomes. As part of a collaborative research project we sought to bring together data … Read more