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Parenting Training’s Effect on Parenting Behaviors and Subjective Well-being: A Randomized Control Trail in Rural China

Wang, Shun

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Abstract

This paper presents the preliminary findings from the randomized experiment on early childhood education in Yunnan province, China. In the treatment group, caregivers were gathered together regularly to be trained by kindergarten teachers on parenting skills, and extracurricular books are made available for borrowing in the kindergartens. The empirical analysis reveals no significant improvement in caregivers’ parenting behaviors. In addition, parent’s subjective well-being is also not affected. The results alarm the difficulties in changing caregivers’ parenting behaviors in less developed regions, which might suggest that we shall count more on formal institutions such as kindergartens to improve early childhood development.

Issue Date
2020-04
Publisher
KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Keywords
parenting training; shared reading; subjective well-being; parenting behaviors
Pages
13
Series Title
KDI School Working Paper 20-09
URL
http://ssrn.com/abstract=3588213
Language
ENG
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