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dc.contributor.authorLaw, James
dc.contributor.authorRush, Robert
dc.contributor.authorKing, Tom
dc.contributor.authorWestrupp, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorReilly, Sheena
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-29T12:31:05Z
dc.date.available2019-05-29T12:31:05Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0009-3920
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/cdev.12727
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/340099
dc.description.abstractOral language development is a key outcome of elementary school, and it is important to identify factors that predict it most effectively. Commonly researchers use ordinary least squares regression with conclusions restricted to average performance conditional on relevant covariates. Quantile regression offers a more sophisticated alternative. Using data of 17,687 children from the United Kingdom's Millennium Cohort Study, we compared ordinary least squares and quantile models with language development (verbal similarities) at 11 years as the outcome. Gender had more of an effect at the top of the distribution, whereas poverty, early language, and reading to the child had a greater effect at the bottom. The picture for TV watching was more mixed. The results are discussed in terms of the provision of universal and targeted interventions.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom295
dc.relation.ispartofpageto309
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalChild Development
dc.relation.ispartofvolume89
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLanguage, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode209999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titleEarly home activities and oral language skills in middle childhood: a quantile analysis
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorReilly, Sheena
gro.griffith.authorLaw, James


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