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Reading as a Teen Predicts a Better Job

One for the high school and public library bulletin board or teen news website:

From The Telegraph (UK):

Reading as teenager gets you a better job

Teenagers who read for pleasure are much more likely to get a better job when they become adults, according to an in-depth and long-running sociological study.
By Harry Wallop, Consumer Affairs Editor

“Of all the free-time activities teenagers do, such as playing computer games, cooking, playing sports, going to the cinema or theatre, visiting a museum, hanging out with their girlfriend or boyfriend, reading is the only activity that appears to help them secure a good job.

This is one of the conclusions of an Oxford University study into 17,000 people all born in the same week in May 1970. They are now grown up and in their early 40s and the sociological study has tracked their progress through time.”

Stephen

Posted on: April 26, 2011, 5:34 pm Category: Uncategorized

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