Mathematics Trajectories and Risk Factors During Childhood
Laetitia Lebihan and
Charles Olivier Mao Takongmo ()
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In this paper, we use the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth to identify the trajectory of mathematical abilities among Canadian children 7 to 15 years old. We also analyse families and personal characteristics during early childhood that may influence the likelihood of being in one of these abilities groups. We identify three trajectory groups: average abilities (47.6 %), high abilities (30.1 %), and low abilities (22.3 %). Our results also show that maternal education is one of the most important predictors for a low mathematics abilities trajectory. Cognitive score at ages 4 to 5 is also a good indicator of future academic success. Finally, children at risk are those whose parents have low parenting skills.
Keywords: Group-based trajectory modelling; mathematical abilities; risk factors; Canadian children. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I2 I24 I26 I28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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