Enduring links from childhood mathematics and reading achievement to adult socioeconomic status.

@article{Ritchie2013EnduringLF,
  title={Enduring links from childhood mathematics and reading achievement to adult socioeconomic status.},
  author={S. J. Ritchie and Timothy C. Bates},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2013},
  volume={24 7},
  pages={
          1301-8
        }
}
Understanding the determinants of socioeconomic status (SES) is an important economic and social goal. Several major influences on SES are known, yet much of the variance in SES remains unexplained. In a large, population-representative sample from the United Kingdom, we tested the effects of mathematics and reading achievement at age 7 on attained SES by age 42. Mathematics and reading ability both had substantial positive associations with adult SES, above and beyond the effects of SES at… CONTINUE READING

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