Study Shows Earning Differences Between Left- and Right-Handed People

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We've all heard the stereotype that left-handed people are more creative than their right-handed counterparts. But recent research seems to indicate that lefties, about 12 percent of the population, score lower on cognitive tests, are more likely to have learning disabilities and end up earning 10 to 12 percent less than right-handers.


Joshua Goodman, assistant professor in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and author of the study "The Wages of Sinistrality: Handedness, Brain Structure and Human Capital Accumulation"