Saturday, February 13, 2016

"My kids read a lot"

[I]n survey responses, highly educated parents (but not those with less education) appear to exaggerate the amount of time that their children spend reading, compared to time diary data on children's reading patterns.
Annette Lareau, Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life, 2d ed. "with an update a decade later" (Berkeley, CA: Univ. of California Press, 2011), ch. 15, note 4 (citing Sandra L. Hofferth, "Response Bias in a Popular Indicator of Reading to Children," Sociological methodology 36, 1 (2006): 301-35).

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