A stochastic dominance property common to the boy-or-girl paradox and the lottery
We show that the number of boys in an n-child family that has at least s boys is stochastically smaller than when it is known that the first s children are boys. We apply this to a lottery.
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Volume (Year): 83 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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- Carlton, Matthew A. & Stansfield, William D., 2005. "Making Babies by the Flip of a Coin?," The American Statistician, American Statistical Association, vol. 59, pages 180-182, May.
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