” Reading levels in children may be more likely to predict future income than socioeconomic status at birth, psychologists from the University of Edinburgh found. In a recent study published in Psychological Science, they compared socioeconomic and academic data spanning 50 years for 17,000 United Kingdom residents. Higher reading and math achievement at age seven correlated with higher socioeconomic status at age 42. For one jump in reading level, the difference in annual salary averaged US$7750.” ~ The Rotarian, October 2013
If a person is a struggling reader, they are almost certainly going to earn less income, implying a lower standard of living. Fortunately, thanks to recent advances in brain science by researchers like Yale’s Dr Sally Shaywitz, it is never too late to overcome a specific reading disability.