Why first-borns rule the world and later-borns want to change it

Fully revised and updated edition 2021

Why is it that children in a family can share the same gene pool, a similar environment and experience similar parenting styles yet have fundamentally different personalities, interests and even careers as adults? Birth order!

First published in 2003 to great acclaim, this fully revised and updated edition seeks to increase the reader’s understanding of birth-order theory. It addresses multiple births, blended families, only children and birth-order balance in the workplace, and the rise of the standard two-child family, where the second-born is simultaneously the last-born. It will enable readers to delve a little deeper and look for the constellation of positions within a family, giving them a clearer picture of their own quirks and ambitions, along with those of their siblings, children, partner, friends and colleagues.

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