Left-Handed People Make Less Money Than Righties

December 8, 2014 8:32 PM

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Left-Handed People Make Less Money Than Righties

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, lefties make about 10 to 12 percent less annually than righties. The paper, written by Joshua Goodman, an economist at Harvard's Kennedy School, is the first study to document the income gap between right-handed and left-handed people.

Why the gap? It may have something to do with how left-handedness correlates with other attributes. Goodman found that left-handed people "have more emotional and behavioral problems, have more learning disabilities such as dyslexia, complete less schooling, and work in occupations requiring less co...

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