A new study, based on 20 years of research, suggests that children who have 500 or more books in the home get, on average, 3.2 years more schooling than children in bookless homes. Even just 20 books makes a difference. The availability of reading material has a strong impact on a child’s education, even when controlling for the effects of parental education, father’s occupation, gender, nationality, political system and gross national product.
By 06:00 PM ET, 07/21/2010 |
500 books means 3.2 more years of education on average,
University of Nevada,
in China 6.6 years,
more books in the home advances children's education,
my wife's 300 books,
scholar Mariah Evans