Popularity impacts earning power

March 6, 2009

New research from UK-based Essex University adds to growing evidence that social skills, not just academic prowess, are essential to success later on in life. Using US data, the study found that for each extra friend a student had in school, their salary 35 years later was 2% higher. Previous research has shown that every extra year of education later boosts earnings by 5%. Sunday Times | Read the full paper