Friday, September 25, 2009
Study Suggests Why Babies Born in Winter Months Face Greater Challenges
Wall St. Journal: New Light on the Plight of Winter Babies, by Justin Lahart:
Researchers Stumble Upon Alternative Explanation for the Lifelong Challenges Faced by Children Born in Colder Months
But economists Kasey Buckles and Daniel Hungerman at the University of Notre Dame may have uncovered an overlooked explanation for why season of birth matters.Their discovery challenges the validity of past research and highlights how seemingly safe assumptions economists make may overlook key causes of curious effects. And they came across it by accident. . . .