Carer involvement with children and child-friendly book ownership in Bangladesh

Biswas, Raaj Kishore and Arusha, Anowara Rayhan and Ananna, Nurjahan and Kabir, Enamul ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6157-2753 and Bhowmik, Jahar (2022) Carer involvement with children and child-friendly book ownership in Bangladesh. Children & Society. pp. 1-17. ISSN 0951-0605

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Abstract

Two early childhood development aspects: carer involvement with children, and their ownership of age-appropriate books, were evaluated. Children aged 0–4 years from Bangladesh, extracted from population-based Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2019, were assessed using survey adjusted logistic regression models and district-wise spatial distribution. Among 13 806 children, 11.2% had no shared activities with carers, and 60.7% had at least four shared activities. Among 22 796 children, 27.4% owned at least one book. Higher carer–child shared activities and more child-friendly books in households were observed in the Western part of Bangladesh. Children from higher socioeconomic households with educated mothers and greater exposure to media, had higher carer–child interaction and greater availability of books. These findings can aid policies targeting psychological and cognitive development of children in Bangladesh.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current – Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mathematics, Physics and Computing (1 Jan 2022 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current – Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mathematics, Physics and Computing (1 Jan 2022 -)
Date Deposited: 26 May 2022 02:00
Last Modified: 26 May 2022 02:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child development, cognitive development, MICS, parent–child interaction, shared activities, spatial distribution
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3999 Other Education > 399999 Other education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160101 Early childhood education
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/chso.12594
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48572

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