PBS NewsHour

Does data prove conventional beliefs on parenting practices?

Clip: 08/15/2019 | 8m 38s | Video has closed captioning.

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.

Aired: 08/15/19

Rating: NR

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