Friday the 13th: The Empirics of Bad Luck
Jan Fidrmuc and
Juan de Dios Tena ()
Kyklos, 2015, vol. 68, issue 3, 317-334
We use the UK Labor Force survey to investigate whether the socio-economic outcomes of people born on the 13-super-th day of the month, and of those born on Friday the 13-super-th, differ from the outcomes of people born on more auspicious days. In many European countries, including the UK, number 13 is considered unlucky and Friday the 13-super-th is seen as an especially unlucky day. We find little evidence that people born on the 13-super-th or those born on Friday the 13-super-th are significantly less likely to be employed, earn lower wages or that they are more likely to stay unmarried compared to people born on other days.
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