Posted March 11, 2019 12:02:29A recent study published in the journal Nature finds that people with children under the age of five are more likely to enjoy more educational activities than those who don’t have children.
The researchers surveyed about 300 people in 19 cities across the U.S. to see what type of activities they enjoyed the most.
“What we found is that people in the least advantaged families tend to have fewer educational activities,” said the study’s lead author, Shai Ben-Zvi.
“The more advantaged the parents are, the less likely they are to engage in education.
And the less advantaged they are, they are more inclined to engage their children in more leisure-time activities.””
The more disadvantaged the parents, the more likely they have to be active in activities that are not necessarily directly related to school,” Ben-Ovi continued.
“For example, there are certain activities that children tend to be interested in more than others.”
Ben-Zavi’s team also looked at the kinds of activities people did in school to see how well they were performing in terms of the kinds and amounts of education they received.
Ben-Amini said the results showed that the people who were more active in their education had higher rates of school success, which in turn helped to lower their rates of child poverty.
“What this means is that children who are less active in school are more capable of learning in the classroom and, in turn, have higher levels of education in adulthood,” Benzvi said.
“That means that children from disadvantaged families who are more engaged in school, are more prepared to learn, and who are also less likely to be low-income, are in better financial situations than those from advantaged backgrounds.”
Ben Zvi is the research director of the Urban Institute, a nonpartisan research organization focused on urban issues.
He co-authored the study with Ben-Ben Ovi and Jennifer Luskin, a professor of economics at New York University.
The study was published in Nature on March 11.