Parental investment in children : differential pathways of parental education and mental health /Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University 2009Description: PDFISBN: 1921693029; 9781921693021ISSN: 1442-8636Subject(s): Personal Development | Parent Education | Behaviour Modification | Mental Health | Family | Family And Early YearsOnline Resources: Electronic copy
This paper examines pathways through which parental characteristics might affect children?s cognitive and behavioural outcomes. Using the 2004 LSAC, I show that more educated and mentally healthier parents are likely to have children with better ; outcomes. While educated parents are more frequently engaged in education-oriented activities with their children, mentally healthier parents exhibit more favourable ; parenting practices. To the extent that these results reflect causal relationships, they suggest that parental education and mental health affect children?s outcomes through ; different pathways.