Nurture Over Nature: An Analysis of the Influence of Birth Order in Child Development

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Nurture Over Nature: An Analysis of the Influence of Birth Order in Child Development
This study will analyze the finding of studies and theorizations that detail the validity of the influence of birth order in child development. Alfred Adler provides some evidence that the birth order of sibling in families can have a significant impact on the strengths and weaknesses of a child developing certain abilities (reading, writing. etc.), as well as familial roles pertaining to social interaction. However, while the role of the child in the family does provide hierarchical affectation through age (respect for one’s elders), the talents of the child do not display strict adherence to these hierarchical principles. In essence, the birth order of...
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.....280] [0.6574] Femp 0.0000 0.0069 [0] [0.9641] Fy 0.0042 0.0000 [0.1936] [0] Medu -0.0382 -0.0202 [-1.8414] * [-1.7024] * Memp -0.0145 0.0561 [-0.1276] [0.4911] My 0.0001 8.1654 [2.0916] [0.1270] Household Characteristics Asst -0.0411 0.0447 [-1.8093] * [1.8851] * Pcexp 0.0001 -0.0012 [0.8129] [-1.7545] * Fmsiz 0.0172 0.0725 [1.2850] ** [1.2903] ** Child015 -0.0224 0.0756 [-1.1813] [1.9880] * Child04 -0.0224 -0.1257 [-0.2679] [-1.6500] * Boy16 -0.0118 -0.1029 [-0.0286] [-1.3463] ** Girl16 -0.0020 -0.1201 [-0.0286] [-1.9232] * Loc 0.0936 -0.0197 [0.0281] [-0.0357] Log of Likelihood Function -1281.12 -1986 No. of Observations 3054 3993 R-Squared 0.6352 0.5989 Percent Correct Predictions 0.9336 0.8789 * Indicates significant at 5 percent level.