Study: Birth order has no real impact on IQ

04/13/2006 | Science Daily Magazine

Birth order has no significant effect on intelligence, according to new research that used a mother's age at the time of the birth of her first child as a variable to account for environmental differences between families. Lead author Aaron Wichman, a teaching fellow at Ohio State University, says "family environment and genetic influences are the really important factors," not birth order and intelligence.

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