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6. Perfect Parenting, Part II; or: Would a Roshanda by Any Other. Name Smell as Sweet? Obsessive or not, any parent wants to believe that she is making a big. Chapter six covers the first thing a parent ever does for their children: naming them. The author’s major question is if names (as in the instances. Notes on: “A Roshanda by Any Other Name” (the final chapter of Freakonomics) plus Endnotes (to Freakonomics). The most interesting part of the book.

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I’m sorry, I just love intentionally mis-interpreting statistics. Is it possible that names can cause people to lead different lives? He named one child Winnerand the other, Loser.

The original text plus a side-by-side modern translation of every Shakespeare play. Next come lists of names correlated with level of maternal education. But interestingly enough, of the 15 babies who were named “Yale” over this same time period, every single one was white. Next come lists that also factor in parental income qny “Top Twenty Low-Income White Girl Names” for low, middle, and high incomes, both black and white, both boys and girls.

For example, of the people named Precious in the s, were black. The chapter started out with an anecdote about a man Robert Lane who decided to name one of his sons “Winner” born in Harlem. My sister Sara so far has lived up to the stereotype my parents formed for us.

What do they really mean? Unfortunately these particular lists do not give as much information as they appear to or perhaps it is just that they do not give the information the I would like. Email required Address never made public. LitCharts From the creators of SparkNotes, something better. Themes and Colors Key.


This site uses cookies. Descriptive Thinking Nature vs. The final chapter continues that thread at its beginning with kther discussion of how parents shape their children’s future if at all with the names that they choose for them.

The authors make their predictions based on the popularity of these names among upper-class anu in the year Levitt and Dubner explore the economic consequences of names.

One way to do so is to look at people who change their names as adults. Jimmy may get the hold the briefcase, but LaFonda could be just as worthy.

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Winner turned out exactly the opposite. Morality and Prescriptive vs. The question is, would a black man named DeShawn Williams get more job interviews if he changed othsr name to Connor Williams? Which guides should we add? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here California collects more information for birth certificates than is done in other states. Boys’ names moved in the same direction but less aggressively — probably because parents of all races are less adventurous with boys’ names than girls’.

His colleagues call him Lou. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: We will return to this idea in a bit… Levitt and Dubner explore the economic consequences of names.

And if they had to enter a talent show the would get first place roshxnda their talent of settling and accepting reality. It is mentioned that a study was made where resumes were sent out, and the resumes with so-called white names received more callbacks than identical resumes with black names.

Miss Tabor position essay topics. Most people don’t get this. By she received a name that was twenty times more common among blacks.


Top Twenty “Blackest” Girl Names, and so on for boys.

Parents give their children certain names in order to send a message about the kind of lives they want their children to live. Winner Lane, at the time the book was written, had racked up a criminal record of almost 3 dozen arrests.

The final chapter of the book is preceded by a chapter investigating various factors associated with high or low test scores in children, which debunks some myths about how a parent can help their child succeed the author’s verdict: By continuing to anj this website, you agree to their use. My parents are middle class people who, in much respect, believe in the average reality of life. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

“A Roshanda by Any Other Name”

The same lists are also given for high-education. Afterthe figure had shot up to twenty times as common. Roshands find it hilarious. The typical baby girl born in a black neighborhood in was given a name that was twice as common among black than whites. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

In order to answer this question, Fryer studied birth certificates in othrr state of California. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. There are many other ways to correlate names with income level. So returning back to my name. Parents bh to believe that they make a big difference in the kind of people their children turn out to be.

Until the early ‘s, there was a great overlap between black and white names.