Boys Raised as Readers Earn More Money

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

Boys who grow up in houses with more than 10 books that aren’t required school reading, earn more money as adults, according to a new report.

The report from economists at Italy’s University of Padova looked at the education of 5,820 European men and found, not surprisingly, that boys who had an extra year of school have 9 percent additional income.

Interestingly, among these kids with more education, those that had books around the house that weren’t part of their school reading list, had 21 percent additional income. The study ruled out other factors such as what kind of profession their father worked in and concluded that those kids that read for fun had better financial outcomes. (Via Quartz).