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Scholarly culture: How books in adolescence enhance adult literacy, numeracy and technology skills in 31 societies

Sikora, Joanna; Evans, M.D.R.; Kelley, Jonathan


A growing body of evidence supports the contention of scholarly culture theory that immersing children in book-oriented environments benefits their later educational achievement, attainment and occupational standing. These findings have been interpreted as suggesting that book-oriented socialization, indicated by home library size, equips youth with life-long tastes, skills and knowledge. However, to date, this has not been directly assessed. Here, we document advantageous effects of scholarly...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2018.10.003


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