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The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries

First-born actuaries?

I read with interest that a recent survey has revealed that first-born children are more likely to be risk-averse, introverted and have a higher attention to detail than their siblings. Also, they tend to favour mathematical subjects. Aren’t these the stereotypical characteristics of actuaries? I wonder if any surveys have been done within the actuarial profession to support this hypothesis?