Sunday, November 30, 2008

Why left-handed men earn five per cent more every HOUR than right-handers

Why left-handed men earn five per cent more every HOUR than right-handers: "Left-handed boys underperform at school but enjoy greater financial success in later life than right-handers, studies suggest.

They appear to adapt well to life in a right-handed world and end up earning around 5 per cent more per hour.

Researchers from Bristol University and Imperial College London tracked 12,000 children from birth to 14 and found that left-handers were behind when they started school and in tests at 11 and 14."

2 comments:

Amy said...

You are still a "carny" to me!

Carole Seawert said...

Interestingly, this contradicts another study carried out by Johns Hopkins University in the States earlier this year. This study concluded that left-handed men who attended college for at least a year earn 13% more than right-handed men. And those who completed four years at college earn, on average, 21% more than similarly educated right-handed men.

Mind you, the UK study didn't specify if their subjects were college educated.....