Now I have some justification for our ever growing home library (dh are you reading this ;-) ). I've entered 370 odd books into my Library Thing collections and I am not even halfway there yet!
“Home library size has a very substantial effect on educational attainment, even adjusting for parents’ education, father’s occupational status and other family background characteristics,”
“Growing up in a home with 500 books would propel a child 3.2 years further in education, on average, than would growing up in a similar home with few or no books."
Read the entire article here >>> I found this article via Walk Beside Me, thanks for pointing it out.