Implications of Advancing Paternal Age: Does It Affect Offspring School Performance?

  title={Implications of Advancing Paternal Age: Does It Affect Offspring School Performance?},
  author={Anna C. Svensson and Kathryn Abel and Christina Dalman and Cecilia Magnusson},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Average paternal age is increasing in many high income countries, but the implications of this demographic shift for child health and welfare are poorly understood. There is equivocal evidence that children of older fathers are at increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders and reduced IQ. We therefore report here on the relationship between paternal age and a composite indicator of scholastic achievement during adolescence, i.e. compulsory school leaving grades, among recent birth cohorts… CONTINUE READING
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