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Do teachers make better parents? Do children of teachers have better chances of working and beating the system?

16th December, 2006

Do teachers make better parents? Do children of teachers have better chances of working and beating the system?

This might sound like a provocative question - particularly if you are not a teacher - but it’s an interesting one.

The answer is that teachers do make ‘better’ parents. Most tellingly, the results of a comprehensive study by the Geary Institute in UCD (www.geary.ucd.ie) reveal that mothers who are teachers have a greater direct...

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