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ERIC Number: EJ1087899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Body Size at Birth, Physical Development and Cognitive Outcomes in Early Childhood: Evidence from the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Children
Ulker, Aydogan
Education Economics, v24 n2 p142-166 2016
Using a rich sample created from the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Children, we investigate the extent to which the relationship between body size at birth and early childhood cognitive skills is mediated by physical development indicators. Consistent with existing evidence from other countries, we find a significant relationship between body size at birth and future development among Australian children as well, in terms of both weight and length. Accounting for progressive measures of physical developments and other confounding factors, however, indicates that only a small proportion of this association works through these pathways, while most of it remains persistent.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
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