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29 October 2010

Literate mom a positive influence

Improving mothers' literacy skills may boost the success of low-income children in schools, says a new study.

Improving mothers' literacy skills may boost the success of low-income children in schools, says a new study.

While a mother's literacy had the biggest impact on young children's academic success, neighborhood income was the most important factor for children ages eight to 17. This fits with the idea that influences outside the home become more important as children grow older, said the researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of California, Los Angeles.

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