Cribsheet: A Data‐​Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool

(Penguin Press, 2019)

Book Forum
September 9, 2019 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute

Featuring the author Emily Oster, Professor of Economics, Brown University; and Julie Gunlock, Director, Center for Progress and Innovation, Independent Women’s Forum; moderated by Chelsea Follett, Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.

Economist Emily Oster’s new book, Cribsheet: A Data‐​Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool, cuts through the alarmist rhetoric and fearmongering that surrounds modern‐​day parenting with a cool‐​headed look at the data. Oster’s book argues there is no single optimal set of child‐​rearing decisions. Rather, she applies economic thinking to help parents evaluate the available choices for themselves. She also shows that many widely held views and official government recommendations for parents are not backed up by evidence. Join us to hear Oster and Julie Gunlock discuss the ”dismal science”, statistical literacy, and how to make parenting decisions in the face of an alarmist parenting culture.

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