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ERIC Number: EJ1208211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Little Evidence That Socioeconomic Status Modifies Heritability of Literacy and Numeracy in Australia
Grasby, Katrina L.; Coventry, William L.; Byrne, Brian; Olson, Richard K.
Child Development, v90 n2 p623-637 Mar-Apr 2019
Socioeconomic status (SES) has been found to moderate the influence of genes and the environment on cognitive ability, such that genetic influence is greater when SES is higher, and the shared environment is greater when SES is lower, but not in all Western countries. The effects of both family and school SES on the heritability of literacy and numeracy in Australian twins aged 8, 10, 12, and 14 years with 1,307, 1,235, 1,076, and 930 pairs at each age, respectively, were tested. Shared environmental influences on Grade 3 literacy were greater with low family SES, and no other moderating effects of SES were significant. These findings are contrasted with results from the United States and the United Kingdom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; United States; United Kingdom