Second-Born Children Are Apparently The 'Troublemakers'

Some new research shows that being the second-born child makes you the troublemaker in the family.


So yeah, now your older sibling has ONE more thing to hold over your head.

Joseph Doyle, an MIT economist, says that this may be true after data he and his colleagues collected that shows specifically in boys, the second-born are 25-40% more likely to get trouble.

"The firstborn has role models, who are adults. And the second, later-born children have role models who are slightly irrational 2-year-olds, you know, their older siblings," Doyle told NPR. "Both the parental investments are different, and the sibling influences probably contribute to these differences we see in the labor market and what we find in delinquency. It's just very difficult to separate those two things because they happen at the same time."

Read more on this study HERE.

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