The chances of graduating from high school or even going to university may be greater if older siblings do well in school. Nevertheless, the relationship between siblings remains very individual. Researchers also do not yet know how a failure of the older siblings affects the younger ones. In Tonspur Wissen, Elena Wittmann talks to Ursula Weidenfeld about sibling research. She works and conducts research at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories in Bamberg.
Tonspur Wissen is a joint production of the Rheinische Post and the Leibniz Association.
Listen to the full podcast with Elena Wittmann (in German)