Monday, February 13, 2006

Kids, Turn on Your TV, Now!

M. Gentzkow and J. Sharpiro, in their new NBER paper, found that:

"Our preferred point estimate indicates that an additional year of preschool television exposure raises average test scores by about .02 standard deviations...

For reading and general knowledge scores, the positive effects we find are marginally statistically significant, and these effects are largest for children from households where English is not the primary language, for children whose mothers have less than a high school education, and for non-white children."

Kids, press the On button, NOW!

1 comment:

Sea Bottom Coconut said...

You might live to regret that, son.