Professor Emily Oster: Data-driven parenting

From Sunday Morning, 9:37 am on 19 May 2019
Emily Oster

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Professor Emily Oster's used hard data to detail what parents should be looking at when deciding what is best for their families in her book Cribsheet. She's a health economist who's used her analytic abilities to wade through research and advice given to parents. She says it's often the case that what is being touted as best for children isn't backed up by hard science. She explains why there appears to be so many contradictions and why some advice is best to be ignored.