March 9, 2016

Is Reading Contagious? An International Snapshot

Written by Ebru Erberber, American Institutes for Research

What are children’s attitudes and behaviors toward reading around the world? Do they mimic their parents’? Is there a difference between how much girls read and enjoy reading and how much boys do? We answer those questions and more using the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011 survey data of fourth-grade students from 50 education systems around the world.