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Document Number: 10677

Reading and Maths Skills at Age 10 and Earnings Later in Life: A Brief Analysis Using the British Cohort Study - Could Math Skills at 10 Affect Earnings as an Adult? Yes, say researchers from the University of London. In “Reading and Maths Skills at Age 10 and Earnings Later in Life: A Brief Analysis Using the British Cohort Study,” 10-year-olds with one standard deviation increase in reading won a 4.4% to 4.8% increase in earnings during their thirties. A one standard deviation increase in math scores translated to a 10.2% to 10.8 increase in earnings. The authors suggest the gap may be due to employers who value math skills more than reading skills. (Claire Crawford and Jonathan Cribb, Centre for Analysis of Youth Transitions, March 2013)...


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