The behavioural birthdate effect: the impact of relative position within cohorts on risk aversion, self-confidence and aspiration levels

The behavioural birthdate effect

Project Overview

The birthdate effect describes the phenomenon where children born just after the school entry cut-off date are more successful in life than those born just before. This project will study why these children make very different life choices, those born just after the cut-off date are expected to take greater risks and have higher self esteem.

Primary Field of Research: 1402 APPLIED ECONOMICS

Young students using mobile devices in class

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Lead unit: School of Economics and Finance

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