Matthew effect
The Matthew effect may refer to:
  • Matthew effect (sociology)
    Matthew effect (sociology)
    In sociology, the Matthew effect is the phenomenon where "the rich get richer and the poor get poorer". Those who possess power and economic or social capital can leverage those resources to gain more power or capital. The term was first coined by sociologist Robert K...

    , the phenomenon in sociology where "the rich get richer and the poor get poorer"
  • Matthew effect (education)
    Matthew effect (education)
    The Matthew effect in education was described by Keith Stanovich based on the Matthew Effect in sociology. It derives its name from a passage in the New Testament: "For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that...

    , the phenomenon in education that has been observed in research on how new readers acquire the skills to read
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