People born in September are smarter than everyone else, according to science

They have an age advantage

Babies born in September perform better at school, according to a recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

The study, ‘School Starting Age and Cognitive Development’, found that students who were born in September perform more highly than those born in August, due to having an age advantage.

Scientists observed the cognitive development of 1.2 million public school students in Florida aged between six and 15, with birthdays throughout the year.

Those born in September had a higher yearly average at school than children who were born in other months, as they are older than other students in their year group. The youngest, those born in August, seemed to perform the worst.

The study also considered other socioeconomic factors such as maternal education, ethnicity and affluence. However, it has been noted that children underperforming due to their circumstances are able to catch up before testing begins at a later age.

Students with September birthdays are not only more likely to get into better universities and are also at less risk of committing juvenile crimes.

So thank you parents for having sex at Christmas time and making you a better person.