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September 2010

Household expenditures on children, 2007-08

Megumi Omori

Regression results suggest that household income and parental education are the main actors influencing expenditures on children’s education, entertainment, and books; that hildren in single-parent or cohabiting households are disadvantaged is thus due mainly to the lower income and education levels of these households, not their marital status.

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