Are you the eldest girl in your family? Then, Read This…

Angela Merkel & Oprah Winfrey

Why You’re Likely To Succeed Like Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, JK Rowling and Beyoncé…

If you are female and the first born in the family then you are the one
who is most likely to succeed, according to new research.  
have claimed that if you are female and the eldest child among your
siblings then you are likely to be more ambitious.  Angela Merkel,
Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, JK Rowling and Beyoncé are all firstborn
They are also according to Forbes among the most powerful
women in the world. 

The study was carried out by researchers at the
Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex.
It found that if a child is the eldest female then she is most likely to
be the most ambitious and  well-qualified of all of her family.
Firstborn boys were next in line for success. The study also found that
parents were more likely to have high achieving children if they leave a
gap of at least four years between each child. The wider the gap, the
greater the chances of higher qualifications.  
According to the
research, firstborn children were seven per cent more likely to want to
stay on in higher education than their younger siblings.  Firstborn
girls were 13 per cent more ambitious than firstborn boys.
The probability of attending further education for firstborns is 16 per
cent higher than their younger siblings while girls are four per cent
more likely to have further education qualifications.  Feifei Bu, who
led the study, said there could be many explanations as to why the
eldest has greater ambitions.  One could be that parents simply give
more time to them.  
‘She told The Observer: ‘It is interesting that we
observer a distinct firstborn advantage in education even though parents
in modern society are more than likely to be egalitarian in the way
they treat their children.’
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