Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Mother knows best

From a Pew report entitled "Parenting in America":


In this case, (educated white) mother knows best.

NAMs are more likely to attribute their children's outcomes to the specifics of their parental approaches than whites are. That's a recipe for perpetual frustration and heartache. Beyond making sure basic needs are met, a parent's two most important jobs are in choosing the other half of the genetic equation and ensuring the child gets in with a desirable peer group. (In fairness, for single-parent NAMs just getting these fundamentals nailed down is often a challenge. Coming up short is a real problem that may lead some to, understandably, attribute their children's shortcomings to their failures in this regard).

That's it. Everything else is qualitative, subjective stuff. Enjoy the journey.



6 comments:

JayMan said...

Great find!

I was hoping to come across data like these. The results are the opposite of what I expected, though. I wonder what the confidence intervals on these numbers are.

Audacious Epigone said...

Opposite by sex or by race or both?

Audacious Epigone said...

3.9% and 3.7% for fathers and mothers, respectively, at 95% confidence.

Dan said...

Beautiful photo, don't stop!

Blact Death said...

Interesting study. The total number of families surveyed is fairly large (1807), and some of the differences are substantial, while others aren't. I wonder what the p values are.

Anonymous said...

How would we know if it's "NAMs" or NWs? Tiger parenting is a thing yo. There are reasons why Whites tend to have low college enrollment relative to their IQ, compared even to immigrant Blacks (low effort parenting)...