The Economics of Parenting

Emily Oster is a professor of economics at Brown University, but she is probably best known as the author of the bestsellers ‘Expecting Better’ and ‘Cribsheet’, which crunch the research about the often gut-driven practice of parenting. Today on the show we talk about research, process and the many myths about raising children. Oster hosts the ParentData podcast and publishes the weekly ParentData newsletter.

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