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Books help kids by years.

Prof Mariah Evans reported on the effect of books in homes on kids’ educational level in a study that covered 20 years, 27 countries and over 70,000 cases.

“Children growing up in homes with many books get 3 years more schooling than children from bookless homes, independent of their parents’ education, occupation, and class. This is as great an advantage as having university educated rather than unschooled parents, and twice the advantage of having a professional rather than an unskilled father. It holds equally in rich nations and in poor; in the past and in the present; under Communism, capitalism, and Apartheid.”

The average gain in the US was 2.4 years, whereas in China it was 6.6 years.

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May 23, 2010 - Posted by | Books, Learning, Mariah Evans, Success

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