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ERIC Number: EJ992172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Family Meals and Child Academic and Behavioral Outcomes
Miller, Daniel P.; Waldfogel, Jane; Han, Wen-Jui
Child Development, v83 n6 p2104-2120 Nov-Dec 2012
This study investigates the link between the frequency of family breakfasts and dinners and child academic and behavioral outcomes in a panel sample of 21,400 children aged 5-15. It complements previous work by examining younger and older children separately and by using information on a large number of controls and rigorous analytic methods to discern whether there is causal relation between family meal frequency (FMF) and child outcomes. In child fixed-effects models, which controlled for unchanging aspects of children and their families, there were no significant (p less than 0.05) relations between FMF and either academic or behavioral outcomes, a novel finding. These results were robust to various specifications of the FMF variables and did not differ by child age. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 3; Grade 5; Grade 8; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey