The Reading Agency, a nonprofit in the UK, has released new research from a study they had conducted. The study shows that reading for pleasure can have extended benefits in life.
Among the benefits it finds are improved social capital for children, young people and the general adult population; better parent-child communication and reduction of depression and dementia symptoms among adults.
This is the first part of a larger project that includes reading charities, libraries and education. They hope to create an outcomes reading framework that will allow those organizations to evaluate the impact of the work they do.