An economist’s analysis of data on parenting, from breastfeeding to co-sleeping


An economist's analysis of data on parenting, from breastfeeding to co-sleeping


Raising a child is complicated and potentially confusing, with conflicting advice available everywhere a parent turns. Economist Emily Oster, a mother of two, dug into the data to help other parents make informed choices about managing their little ones — and found some surprising results that challenge conventional parenting wisdom. Business and economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.

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