Study: Firstborn Children Have More Ambition

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A new study from the University of Essex has found that firstborn children are on average more ambitious and accomplished than their younger siblings, while firstborn girls are 13 percent more likely to pursue higher education than firstborn sons. What do you think?

“I like to think that I have equally low expectations of all my children.”

Jonathan Rhodes • Executive Producer

“I knew there had to be a scientific reason my sister has a job and I don’t.”

Michael Atwater • Unemployed


“As a second-born girl, I’d just like to say wooooo! Spring break!”

Jennifer Gillen • Marketing Liaison