Science Confirms That Second-Born Children Are Actually Monsters

Studies Show That Second Children Are The Worst Behaved

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The study looked at an enormous number of children in data sets from the US state of Florida and from Denmark as well. In particular, the study’s authors wrote, “We find that second-born boys are substantially more likely to exhibit delinquency problems compared to their older sibling.”

In fact, second born boys are involved with the juvenile justice system on average 40% more than their older brothers. This tendency was also reflected in suspension rates from school, which are about the same percentages.