Millner, Antony and Calel, Raphael (2012) Are first-borns more likely to attend Harvard? Significance, 9 (3). pp. 37-39. ISSN 1740-9705
Between 75% and 80% of students at Harvard are first-borns. Do first-born children work harder academically, and so end up overrepresented at top universities? So claims noted philosopher Michael Sandel. But Antony Millner and Raphael Calel find a simple fault in the statistical reasoning and give a more plausible explanation.
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|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
|Sets:||Departments > Geography and Environment|
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