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Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development

Talk by Dr. Marta Golin

Global Evidence on How Parents Raise their Children

May 5, 2023, 10:15 h
Andreasstrasse 15, 8050 Zurich, AND 4.06 (4th floor)

Vorschaubild Tilman Reinelt

Parenting practices, investments and engagement with children are all fundamental to the development of a child. However, there exists limited global evidence on how parents raise their children, and which individual and cultural factors determine parenting styles. This project describes the World Parenting Survey, a unique data collection effort that will allow the study of variation in parenting styles and practices within and across 42 countries. First, we will describe the survey instruments and present results on differences in parenting styles across countries. Second, we will discuss how cross-country differences in parenting practices relate to cultural factors and economic development. Finally, we will discuss within-country individual level determinants of parenting styles.

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