Birth order in cross-cultural perspective

Developmental Psychology Vol/Iss. 10(1) American Psychological Association Washington, D.C. Published In Pages: 48-54
By Rosenblatt, Paul C., Skoogberg, Elizabeth L.


"Firstborn sons are likely to have more authority over siblings . . . than later born sons, are likely to inherit or otherwise gain control of more family land, livestock, or wealth, and are likely to be respected by siblings. . . . Firstborn daughters . . . receive relatively more respect than their same-sex siblings" (51)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Sign testSupportedp<.05UNKNOWNOne-tailed