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Monday, 14 November 2011

August babies

Another day and another bit of research about August babies. For those of you (if there is anyone) who hasn’t read this research, you can read about it here

What annoys me is the evidence people give that this is not always true. People cite great examples of people doing well, Gordon Brown being a popular one. 

Except this argument has one almighty big hole in it. 

Gordon Brown went to school in Scotland. 

Scotland’s cut off date is not the end of August, it is the end of February. 

So Gordon Brown was not one of the youngest in his class. He was somewhere near the middle. 

Being born in August does not affect how you do in school. Being the youngest in the class does. 

English readers please take note.

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