Popular Kids Make More Money


kids-boys-yeshivaFirst the cool lunch table, now this. It turns out the popular kids in high school may have an extra leg up on life.

In a study released today, the National Bureau of Economic Research contends that those in the top 20 percent of popularity translated their social skills into a 10 percent wage boost 40 years after graduation.

Researchers based their definition of popularity on a 50-year examination of student connections called the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study and argue that those who learn to navigate interpersonal relationships have the tools to succeed in the workplace.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. This is also the reason we have a Shidduch Crises! These little spoiled brats, think they are so smart that they can demand only the “perfect” shidduch! They become “picky” & they end up becoming “older singles”!