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Synonyms for firstborn

the offspring who came first in the order of birth


first in order of birth


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Career: Considering the tendency to pursue higher degrees, it's no surprise that firstborns turn to careers thatrequire higher education, from medicine to accounting.
London, April 27 ( ANI ): A new study has revealed that firstborn children are more likely to be ambitious and well-qualified.
They found that although the two groups of men had similar average heights, the firstborns were 15 pounds heavier on average.
5% annually, from 906 females per 1,000 males in 1990 to 861 in 1997 and 836 in 2005, During the same period, the sex ratios for firstborns and for second births after a firstborn son did not change, remaining close to the natural sex ratio.
This is consistent with Zajonc (1976) who notes that only children tend to perform less well than firstborns.
As for ambition, if you count battling for later bed times or for permission to get your ears pierced then firstborns probably do demonstrate that side of our personality pretty early on.
For a start, almost every US President has been a firstborn child, including Barack Obama.
Adolescent firstborns, for example, are denied parental permission to attend soccer matches in Kaliai, youth club dances at Tamuniai, to visit such places as the local administration centre at Cape Gloucester in the Kilenge District or the provincial capital at Kimbe because of the necessity for traveling through the domain of (Kilenge, Kaliai, Anem, Kove) trade-friends.
The 1992 presidential debates," says Leman, offered a unique snapshot of the big three of birth order - firstborn, middle child and baby.
The trend was most evident among women in their teens or in their early 20s, and one in every four firstborns in 2000 was likely to have been born to parents who had what are known as ''dekichatta kon'' marriages in Japanese.
Findings of their investigation indicated that firstborns and only children had higher dependency on parents than laterborns.
He speculated that fetuses receive fewer chemicals from their mothers if they have older siblings who were breast-fed, and that firstborns and children with older siblings raised on infant formula are more likely to be contaminated with endocrine disrupters.
In fact, laterborns are up to 15 times more likely than firstborns to resist authority and break new ground, says Frank J.
He was a second-born son, and second-born children are usually not as assertive as firstborns, who tend to model themselves on their parents.
Carlson and Kangun (1988) specifically suggest that differential socialization results in overt personality and behavior trait differences between firstborns and later-borns.