Study finds that children born in September are smarter






• The scientists found that students born in September had a higher average annual score.

• Being born in September places children in the oldest age group of the school year, which gives them an advantage.

Being one of the oldest in the age group gives children an advantage in school, a new study from the United States published in the National Office of Economic Research.

Scientists have been interested in the cognitive development of more than 1.2 million public school students in Florida from six to 15 years old, all born in different months.

They found that students born in September, who placed them among the oldest in the school year, had a higher average annual score than the children born in August, who would be the youngest in their group.

The researchers noted that higher scores could increase over time and subsequently increase the chances of students born in September entering a good university.

The study, entitled "School age and cognitive development," also examined other socioeconomic factors that can contribute to children's progress in school, such as ethnicity and wealth.

They also noted that nonperforming students of various backgrounds can catch up before formal testing begins at an advanced age.

For example, some parents may choose to retain their children for one year, while others may enroll them in special programs that help students with learning difficulties.

The study authors also analyzed data from juvenile detention centers in a large Florida school district.
Not only did they discover that being one of the older children in an age group reinforced success in college, they also reduced the likelihood of incarceration of children. Offenses committed by minors.
Older, wiser and less likely to become a criminal?
Children born in September for victory.



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