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Scientists identify month of birth for the smartest, most persistent children

Scientists identify month of birth for the smartest, most persistent children Which month do the smartest children tend to be born? (Collage RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

Experts from the American National Bureau of Economic Research conducted an extensive analysis of data concerning children aged 6 to 15 years old. They examined their learning abilities and attentiveness, compared grades and performance, and drew some very interesting conclusions. What the researchers managed to ascertain is detailed by RBC-Ukraine based on the National Bureau of Economic Research's analysis.

Scientists analyzed data from over a million schoolchildren and discovered an intriguing fact. Children born in August perform the worst, receiving the lowest grades and having lower overall success rates. Conversely, children born in September achieve the highest grades and show better success rates.

Additionally, children born in September are more likely to gain entry into prestigious colleges and universities.

In the United States, children start school at a full six years old, giving those born from September to December an advantage over those born in spring or summer.

Even a few months' difference can significantly impact a child's development and create a substantial gap in academic success.

Other interesting findings highlight the exceptional nature of children born in September. For instance, in the state of Florida, the fewest convictions for crimes committed during adolescence are among those born in September.

Previously, we discussed the countries where people tend to die significantly earlier and also wrote about the age at which it's ideal to be alone and not engage in relationships.