Alphabetical Privilege

Parents and teachers have always known that, in the roll-call world of schools and teams and honor rolls, kids whose last names come earlier in the alphabet do better than those towards they end of the line.

Now it's been proven, according to a study (via The Washington Monthly) that shows the impact of "alphabetical privilege" on professional recognition and accomplishment in economics departments that give top billing to the Albertsons of the world and relegates all others to "et al."


Post a Comment

<< Home