Saturday 20 January 2018

True Irishmen

Malcolm Gladwell in his book 'Outliers' refers to an interesting study of Canadian professional hockey players.

It seems that talented children are streamed into better and better hockey teams from an early age.

For under-12s, say, the cut-off is January 1 so that kids born on January 2 will be almost a year older when playing under-12s compared with those born on December 31. This means the kids born in the first half of the year tend to be bigger and better at hockey for any age group with a cut-off of January 1.

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