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Kids Born in August may Not Get University Education

by Rajashri on July 16, 2008 at 2:19 PM
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 Kids Born in August may Not Get University Education

Children born in the month of August may not go to the University at all.

The finding is based on a new study by Institute for Fiscal Studies, which found that 35.2 per cent of girls and 28 per cent of boys born in August are likely to get a higher education.

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In contrast, 37 per cent of girls and 29.6 per cent of boys born in September are likely to go to university.

In addition to this, the researchers also found that August-born kids were also much less likely to go to top universities like Oxford or Cambridge.
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The study, say researchers, is important as it shows that the differences could cause potentially damaging long-term consequences for August-born children.

"These findings underline the potentially damaging long-term education and labour market consequences faced by August-born children, simply because they were unlucky enough to be born at the end of the school year," The Independent quoted lead author Claire Crawford, as saying.

Source: ANI
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