DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - Could having a last name that starts with the letter "Z" hinder a child's long-term success and recognition?
Yes, if the results of a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder is any indication.
Jeffrey Zax, a CU-Boulder economics professor, said he learned that the coincidental detail of where one’s last name falls in the alphabet can affect life outcomes after conducting a research analysis that spanned 54 years.
"If your name is at the end of the alphabet, you’re less likely to be identified by teachers as an outstanding student," Zax said.
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