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Are first‐borns more likely to attend Harvard?

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Between 75% and 80% of students at Harvard are first‐borns. Do first‐born children work harder academically, and so end up overrepresented at top universities? So claims noted philosopher Michael Sandel. But Antony Millner and Raphael Calel find a simple fault in the statistical reasoning and give a more plausible explanation.

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