The Intellectual Achievement of Only Children

@article{Polit1988TheIA,
  title={The Intellectual Achievement of Only Children},
  author={Denise F. Polit and Toni Falbo},
  journal={Journal of Biosocial Science},
  year={1988},
  volume={20},
  pages={275 - 286}
}
Summary A quantitative review of the literature on the intellectual achievement of only children indicated that only children were never at a disadvantage in relation to any comparison group; nor were they significantly different from first-born children or children from two-child families. Moreover, only children were at a significant advantage in comparison with later-born children and those from large families. The consistency of these findings across subgroups suggests that interpersonal… 

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