Does possession of wealth scientifically cause increased academic performance? [migrated]

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One of the ways of how the popular concept of privilege may manifest in day to day life is of the average 'privileged' group just being richer than those who are not. Example in America:

nearly 96.1 percent of the 1.2 million households in the top one percent by income were white, a total of about 1,150,000 households. In addition, these families were found to have a median net asset worth of $8.3 million. wiki

And in India with UC hindus:

Only 22.3 per cent of the country's higher caste Hindus own 41 per cent of the country's total wealth and form the richest group Source

My question is, does owning a wealth mean these higher level groups of society do better academically than those who have less i.e: can a causation be estabilished?

This maybe quantified with test scores, number of PHD admissions, salary in academia etc.

I have already seen this post answering yes on the standard of living vs that of higher education (*)

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