Firstborn females are more likely to succeed than firstborn boys according to new research.
According to a study from the University of Essex, scientists applied techniques to data from the British Household Panel Survey, which contained 1503 sibling clusters and a total of 3552 people.
Some of the findings about firstborn females included:
- They are thirteen percent more ambitious than firstborn boys.
- They are more likely to be “accomplished” and “ambitious” compared to younger siblings
- The number of siblings in a family didn't matter, but it was even more significant among eldest siblings who were at least four years older than their younger siblings.
- A possible explanation for these results is that parents may simply devote more time and energy to their daughters.
- Girls' higher initial aspirations lead to their furthered education.
- A 16 percent higher probability of furthering their education than their younger siblings.
Are you the oldest in your family? Do you find this to be true for your siblings?