"No one can be lonely who has a book for company." ~ Nelle Reagan

Friday, October 26, 2012

Studies Indicate Book Ownership is A Strong Indicator of a Child's Academia

According to a study reported in the journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, "Family Scholarly Culture and Educational Success," the benefits of book ownership, and we are talking physical copies here, has a positive effect on the academic achievement of our children.  
The study indicated, as quoted from The Globe and Mail, May 26, 2010; "just how strong the correlation is between a child's academic achievement and the number of books his or her parents own. It's even more important than whether the parents went to college or hold white-collar jobs. . . . The study was conducted over 20 years, in 27 countries, and surveyed more than 70,000 people. Researchers found that children who grew up in a home with more than 500 books spent three years longer in school than children whose parents had only a few books. . . . Even a relatively small number of books can make a difference. A child whose family has 25 books will, on average, complete two more years of school than a child whose family is sadly bookless."

If you want your children to do well academically, and thus life, buy a book...no scratch that, buy several hundred!!!

1 comment:

  1. If this is true...my son should be in college for the rest of his life. :-)


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