"I don't know if you'll be able to reach her," the student said. I was in the first year of my master's program, preparing to be a teaching assistant by contacting students who had taken the course in previous years. This student had recommended that I connect with the graduate student who had taught the course when he took it, but now he was backtracking. "She was pregnant when she taught the class. She must be on leave now."
The saying goes: 'It doesn't matter where you came from. All that matters is where you're going.' But new research suggests that this might not be the case. A study now suggests that children of supportive parents are richer and happier in later life. Researchers from Kobe University in Japan found that mothers and fathers who help their children in their early years ensure they have higher salaries when they grow up.