Turned on, tuned in or dropped out? Young children’s use of television and transmission of social advantage
The report of the study appears as Chapter 5 in "The longitudinal study of Australian children: Annual statistical report 2011".
The research also found that the higher a family’s socio-economic position, the higher the chances that their child would be read a story and the more likely it was that when stories were read, the activity would last for longer.
Among the most disadvantaged families 41-47 per cent of children were not read to at all, compared to only 15-22 percent of children in the most advantaged families.