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Topic: Firstborn Females Found Most Likely to Succeed
Posted By: Alias_Avi
Subject: Firstborn Females Found Most Likely to Succeed
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:21pm

Firstborn Females Found Most Likely to Succeed

By https://shine.yahoo.com/blogs/author/beth-greenfield-shine-staff-ycn-1690872/" rel="nofollow - Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | https://shine.yahoo.com/blogs/parenting/" rel="nofollow - Parenting  – 4 hours ago

Firstborn success: Beyonce at Coachella. Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella


Firstborn success: Beyonce at Coachella. Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CoachellaIf you aspire to Oprah or Beyoncé levels of success — and are both female and the oldest kid in the family — you may have more of an advantage than you realize, according to new research out of the U.K. http://econpapers.repec.org/paper/eseiserwp/2014-11.htm" rel="nofollow - The study , by PhD student https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/people/fbu" rel="nofollow - Feifei Bu at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, has found that a firstborn female is likely to be the most ambitious and successful sibling in a family. But don't worry, guys — firstborn boys come in at a close second.

http://yhoo.it/PLXzzA" rel="nofollow - More on Shine: Want Your Youngest Child to Achieve? Treat Him Like He's Your Oldest

"There are several possible explanations for the higher attainment and ambition of the eldest," Bu, who is herself an eldest sibling, http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/apr/26/firstborn-children-excel-study-reveals" rel="nofollow - tells the Guardian . "It could be that the parents simply devote more time and energy to them, it could be they are actually more intelligent. For me, I tend to lean towards the theory that parental investment is possibly at work here.” Yahoo Shine could not reach Bu for additional comment.

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Her paper, “Sibling Configurations, Educational Aspiration and Attainment,” published in March, used data on 1,503 sibling groups and 3,532 individuals from the British Household Panel Study, which was carried out by the University of Essex for the purpose of economic and social research. It found that firstborn children were 7 percent more likely than younger siblings to pursue higher education — and that firstborn girls were 13 percent more ambitious than their male counterparts.

“Despite the volume of literature in this area, the debate over birth order effects remains unresolved,” Bu writes in the study, “due partly to criticisms about the types of data and the analytic methodologies employed.” Previous studies, particularly those in Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands, found that firstborn children are more likely to succeed, she notes. Bu’s research went further to suggest that the advantage could be partly explained by the finding that firstborn children are likely more ambitious than younger siblings.

Similar studies have mainly focused on differences between families, Bu notes, while her research — which excludes families with just one child or with only twins — looks at intra-family comparisons between siblings; it also looks at the role of birth order in an individual’s educational aspirations, starting at adolescence.

Need more than study stats for inspiration? Some more concrete examples of high-achieving firstborn females include Hillary Clinton, Sheryl Sandberg, and J.K. Rowling. But, of course, middle children — like Madonna and Julia Roberts — have also http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2079636/Middle-children-MORE-successful-So-true-family.html" rel="nofollow - been shown to be most successful. So be inspired (or dejected) by this latest finding at your own risk.




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Posted By: Journey94
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:28pm
They low key probably made this article just to mention Beyonce. I feel like parents make more mistakes with their first child and learn from them with their second raising them better.


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:30pm
It's true for my family Cry


Posted By: Ming
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:33pm
*succeeding*


Posted By: Lite Brite
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:35pm
Definitely not true in my family LOL . Middle child FTW

But, as a general rule, makes sense


Posted By: ThatGurlD
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:36pm
My sister killed herself. Aside from that I'm doing pretty well.


Posted By: ThatGurlD
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:36pm
She was the firstborn.


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:37pm
Oh waitaminute...

I just realized the article says firstborn female AND oldest in the family Stern Smile
nerrmind den


Posted By: Marcelo22
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:38pm
First dibs on the money if their parents are well off


Posted By: melikey
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:55pm
Firstborn girls I know are usually more responsible because they help take care of their younger siblings.


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 8:41pm
Originally posted by Journey94 Journey94 wrote:

They low key probably made this article just to mention Beyonce. I feel like parents make more mistakes with their first child and learn from them with their second raising them better.

naahhh.....first born girls rule





Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 8:43pm
I'm an only child.

Kinda had no choice.


Posted By: StylingArabella
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 8:45pm
LOL! SHYYYYYYYYYYYYT! *says the middle child Disapprove*



Posted By: ThatGurlD
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 8:48pm
I have a friend who calls the first child the greasy pancake.  It's the one that gets the pan ready for those to follow LOL


Posted By: mzsophisticated
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 9:20pm
In some cases yeah...but in my case and quite a few of my friends the second or middle child are waaaaay more successful. I take care of my mom now and i am the only one she can depend on...middle child ftw...lol


Posted By: Bonjour baby ooowee
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 9:36pm
this study is str8 fraganackle bullsheitt/ i dont even claim the oldest step whatever it is to meSleepy that bish is a all around the world 1st class "HO" with no chaser fukkks everything that comes in sight never had a child, aint got NOTHIN to show for her life and is a STR8 low class loserOuch 

me on the other hand/ baby of the family got married raised my babies NOW into a enjoyable single life all the while KEPT & KEEPS money on my way to huge wealth & i helps everyone @ one time or another like what up? what you need? i got chu/ get cho sheitt 2getha BOOMLOL


Posted By: Az~Maverick
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 10:06pm
My younger sister passed away in '90, so I'm more like the middle child....if that makes a difference. But. I DO consider myself more successful and happier than my older brother. Cool


Posted By: dOLLish.
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 10:08pm
I'm the firstborn female and the only female.  Does this apply to me? LOL


Posted By: Bonjour baby ooowee
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 10:19pm
Originally posted by dOLLish. dOLLish. wrote:

I'm the firstborn female and the only female.  Does this apply to me? LOL


in this case darling i'll chime it down from the harsh blasphemy i served the step sister and give you the RoYaL Success stampStarLOL


Posted By: naturesgift
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 12:32am
Originally posted by Bonjour baby ooowee Bonjour baby ooowee wrote:

this study is str8 fraganackle bullsheitt/ i dont even claim the oldest step whatever it is to meSleepy that bish is a all around the world 1st class "HO" with no chaser fukkks everything that comes in sight never had a child, aint got NOTHIN to show for her life and is a STR8 low class loserOuch 

me on the other hand/ baby of the family got married raised my babies NOW into a enjoyable single life all the while KEPT & KEEPS money on my way to huge wealth & i helps everyone @ one time or another like what up? what you need? i got chu/ get cho sheitt 2getha BOOMLOL
wow! you talking about your sister like that? Dang? what did she do to you? steal your clothes, lock you in the closet, tickle you till you peed your pants?


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 12:47am
what about the last born female?
I think we are pretty great too ;-)


Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 2:07am
Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

Firstborn girls I know are usually more responsible because they help take care of their younger siblings.
yep.l i hated that.Ermm


Posted By: Bonjour baby ooowee
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 2:15am
LOLLOL
Originally posted by naturesgift naturesgift wrote:

Originally posted by Bonjour baby ooowee Bonjour baby ooowee wrote:

this study is str8 fraganackle bullsheitt/ i dont even claim the oldest step whatever it is to meSleepy that bish is a all around the world 1st class "HO" with no chaser fukkks everything that comes in sight never had a child, aint got NOTHIN to show for her life and is a STR8 low class loserOuch 

me on the other hand/ baby of the family got married raised my babies NOW into a enjoyable single life all the while KEPT & KEEPS money on my way to huge wealth & i helps everyone @ one time or another like what up? what you need? i got chu/ get cho sheitt 2getha BOOMLOL
wow! you talking about your sister like that? Dang? what did she do to you? steal your clothes, lock you in the closet, tickle you till you peed your pants?
yeah she's a confirmed douche bag / I no longer trip sometimes you gotta accept the truth & prosper forth
 


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 6:23am
Originally posted by ThatGurlD ThatGurlD wrote:

I have a friend who calls the first child the greasy pancake.  It's the one that gets the pan ready for those to follow LOL
That first pancake is the greasiest and most delicious...ShockedLOLLOL

Tis true in my extended family.

Hugfor your sister.


Posted By: iliveforbhm
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 8:23am
Worldwide probably true but for the black Americans probably false.


Posted By: iliveforbhm
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 8:32am
Go away = I have nothing logical to denounce his claims


Posted By: iliveforbhm
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 8:41am
A few ain't done so well but now doing and a quite a few of us doing well and some are catching up and really only one fcuking up and one other on a slippery slope but other than that we do real fine in my family. Observe the law, go to school, military, and work on businesses. I'm proud of my family since we live in reality and do what's best for our family.


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 8:47am
I'm an only child but I did grow up with my cousins. The oldest was the only seriously about her sh*t when it came to education and living life to the fullest. She is the most travelled( has been to Rome, Venice, Paris, Spain various parts of Germany and Amsterdam in just the past 6 months) and has more "sense".

She has her issues but she ain't fucc her life as bad as her siblings.


Posted By: iliveforbhm
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 8:50am
Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


so I'm guessing the ratchets you know are either women that have
rejected you or the few that actually respond to your creepy ass

I can only image the type of women they are


Your too invested in what I say and creepy equals to you don't like me. So you judge me by your criteria and Ithink your the type to stab your man over a unknown text. So I think your creepy as well and the men who mess with you are low confident men.


Posted By: Brjasuga51
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 9:07am
blasted garbage


Posted By: Missvw
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 10:38am
Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

It's true for my family Cry
Yup, mine too


Posted By: MizzAmirah
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 12:00pm
Originally posted by Missvw Missvw wrote:

Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

It's true for my family Cry
Yup, mine too

Yup. Mine too. 


Posted By: csungrl09
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 2:26pm
*winning* Cool


Posted By: AmiliaCabral
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 3:02pm
My oldest sister def fits the bill. She had a baby at 15 but still got her master's and a great job. I'm so proud of my sissypoo Heart


Posted By: Lilaca
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 3:23pm
Originally posted by nekamarie83 nekamarie83 wrote:

I'm an only child.

Kinda had no choice.
Me too....forever aloneCry


Posted By: nebhnebh
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 3:42pm
Actualized Star but my little brother is on the definite come up.



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