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Children Reading Fiction Books Because They Want To

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  • Ours, J.C. van

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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    This paper investigates the reading of fiction books by 15-year-olds in 18 OECD countries.It appears that girls fiction books more often than boys, whereas boys read comic books more often than girls.The intensity by which children read fiction books is influenced by parental education, family structure, and the number of books and tv's at home.Reading comic books does not affect the reading of fiction books.Parents who want their children to read fiction books frequently should have a lot of books at home and at most one television.

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    Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2006-3.

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    Date of creation: 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:dgr:kubcen:20063

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    Keywords: books; reading; PISA-data;

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    1. Marcel F. M. Canoy & Jan C. van Ours & Frederick van der Ploeg, 2005. "The Economics of Books," CESifo Working Paper Series 1414, CESifo Group Munich.
    2. Michael Fertig & Robert E. Wright, 2003. "School Quality, Educational Attainment and Aggregation Bias," RWI Discussion Papers 0009, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung.
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