I Apologize To My Sister

This is my grandmother holding my sister, long before I came along and ruined everything.

This is from a recent paper by Angela Coolsa and Eleonora Patacchini:

We examine the impact of having a younger brother on females’ adolescent environment and adult earnings….Girls with a younger brother earn about 7 percent less in their adulthood.

I don’t know what to say about this. I’m sorry, Karen. You’d be making 7 percent more if it weren’t for me. That’s thousands of dollars I’ve cost you! Each and every year!


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