Why The Month You Were Born In Can Determine How Successful You Become

By on October 19, 2017
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September is not the just the month that ushers in cooler weather and serves as a cue to step out outdoors. September also indicates the ideal month to have a baby; especially in you are born in countries like the U.S., according to a recent paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Researchers from the University of Toronto, the University of Florida, and Northwestern University claim that September-born babies are often more successful than their peers!
Although this fact might make you wonder if there is a unique planetary alignment that is responsible for this phenomenon, it has more to do with the cognitive advantage in aptitude that an older child possesses over a younger one.

A large study conducted by the researchers on a million students over the course six years found babies born in the month of September are the oldest in their class. That’s because the cut-off date to join kindergarten classrooms was September 1st.
The extra months that September-born babies benefit from help them adjust to school faster, revealing an obvious advantage of cognitive development.
Additionally, children born in August tend to struggle more since they are the youngest in the class, are cognitively weaker and less mature.

A large study conducted by the researchers on a million students over the course six years found babies born in the month of September are the oldest in their class. That’s because the cut-off date to join kindergarten classrooms was September 1st.
The extra months that September-born babies benefit from help them adjust to school faster, revealing an obvious advantage of cognitive development.
Additionally, children born in August tend to struggle more since they are the youngest in the class, are cognitively weaker and less mature.

So depending on wherever you reside in the world being born on during the month you’re supposed to join kindergarten class genetically gives you an edge over other. It’s something to consider since the benefits of being born in a particular month lasted way more than kindergarten as well!

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