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Report: Icelandic Teens Read More, Party Less

An increasing number of ninth and tenth graders (aged 14-15 years old) are reading for pleasure, according to a new report, “Youth 2012,” released by the Ministry of Education (MoE) yesterday.

books_psPhoto by Páll Stefánsson.

Sixteen percent of ninth and tenth graders read books other than those prescribed for school four or more hours each week, up from 12 percent in 2000, reports.

At the same time, the percentage of those who never read outside of school has dropped from 37 percent in 2000 to 27 percent in 2012.

The MoE report also revealed that children in tenth grade party less than 15 years ago. According to the report, two percent of tenth grade students attend parties on a weekly basis, down from 11 percent in 1997.


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