Student Spotlight

Mariya Chukhnova (MARS-REERS 2020) on Leap Years and Ukrainian Superstition

“It is widely believed among Ukrainians that leap years tend to be unlucky,” writes Chukhnova. To support her claim, Mariya analyzes marriage statistics in Ukraine through the 1990s and 2000s to find that superstition is reflected in data when it comes to tying the knot.

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