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STUDY FINDS UNDER-ACHIEVERS MORE LIKELY TO LIVE IN COUNCIL HOUSING

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A new study claims intelligent people who live in council housing are paid less and receive fewer holidays than tho...
A new study claims intelligent people who live in council housing are paid less and receive fewer holidays than those who own their own home, reports the Independent (p5).

According to research published by the Oxford Psychologists Press, 'owner-occupiers do better at work in almost every respect'.

Mark Cook, one of the co-authors and a psychology lecturer at the University of Wales, said: 'Social housing has a blocking effect. They are blocked in education and blocked in work. It has a far more dramatic effect than being from a different class - which is astonishing.'

The study, based on an examination of the intelligence of 2,000 people, also concluded that highly intelligent people who live in a council house were more likely to be out of work because of an 'unwillingness to take on work they find unfulfilling.'
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