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Left-handed people are ‘less likely to be successful’

03 Dec
Left-handed people are ‘less likely to be successful’

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Being left handed didn't seem to affect Sir Paul McCartney's earnings (Picture: AP Photo/Ander Gillenea) Being left handed didn’t seem to affect Sir Paul McCartney’s earnings (Picture: AP Photo/Ander Gillenea)

Are you using your left hand to scroll down this article?

Then bad luck buddy, because science says you are going to be less successful than your right-handed brethren.

A study of 47,000 people, published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, found that left-handed people are likely to earn 12 per cent less during their lifetime.

Professor Joshua Goodman, an economist at Harvard, who wrote the study, said lefties ‘exhibit economically and statistically significant human capital deficits relative to righties’.

‘Left-handed individuals show consistently lower cognitive skills and higher rates of mental and behavioural disabilities,’ he added, rather meanly.

[metro-sassy-poll question=”Do you think left handed people have ‘lower cognitive skills’?” option1=”That’s right” option2=”No!”]

Despite his strong words, Prof Goodman was unable to posit a theory as to why left-handed people may be at a disadvantage.

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Posted by on December 3, 2014 in General News

 

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