Child development boosted by maternal education

Australian researchers studied data from the 2000 and 2007 rounds of the Indonesian Family Life Survey, which each looked at cognitive function in 6000–7000 children aged 7–14 years measured against household wealth.

Economic inequality was slashed by 45% over the study period but children of families with higher spending power still maintained superior cognitive function, the researchers said.

They found that higher functioning was not only due to the nation’s economic growth but was linked in particular to maternal education and to

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