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Do beautiful people have more daughters? (Multiple comparisons; Chapter 23)

It has been published that beautiful people tend to have more daughters than sons. Andrew Gelman reviews these data in a very general article that really is about statistical thinking, and how easy it is to be mislead by statistics. The conclusion does not seem to be solid. 

Reference: American Scientist, 97:310-316, 2009

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