Does the mother know her child the best? (in comparison to father)

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It may sound as a cliché, but maybe this cliché holds truth: does the mother know her the child the best? A new study from TrygFonden’s Centre for Child Research at Aarhus BSS published in Review of Economics of the Household.shows that fathers are often as good. And this can have important consequences: when the mother’s rather than the father’s evaluation of the child’s well-being is emphasized in parental rights cases, schools or other places, it might not be best practice.

From the press release:

The researchers have taken the results from the so-called CHIPS-tests (Children’s Problem Solving), which test the child’s linguistic and cognitive level and psychiatric diagnosis, and have compared the results with the parents’ overall evaluation of the child’s academic and behavioural performance (the latter specified in a Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire). The test results from 6,000 Danish families, adjusted for variables such as gender…

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