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Benefits of Growing Up with Books

The Quartz Reports provide a bit of empirical evidence about the lasting benefits of keeping stacks of books lying around, at least in childhood — kids who grow up around books end up being more successful. In a study of nine European countries, a team of economists from Italy found that boys who had access to non-school-related books grew up to make 9 percent more, on average, than boys who did not have many non-textbooks around.