I read the following interesting paper: Braun, S. T., & Stuhler, J. (2016). The Transmission of Inequality Across Multiple Generations: Testing Recent Theories with Evidence from Germany. The Economic Journal, n/a-n/a. doi.org/10.1111/ecoj.12453 This paper shows that across multiple generations, the persistence of occupational and educational attainment in Germany is larger than estimates from two generations […]

I was skimming a Wikipedia article related to immigrant crime and came across an obscure Swedish language report from the 1990s: Ahlberg, J. (1996). Invandrares och invandrares barns brottslighet: En statistisk analys [Immigrants’ and immigrants’ children’s crime: a statistical analysis]. Brottsförebyggande rådet (BRÅ). (file available on OSF) This report is a goldmine. Briefly: Data from […]

Kirkegaard, E. O. W., & Becker, D. (2017). Immigrant crime in Germany 2012-2015. Open Quantitative Sociology & Political Science. Retrieved from openpsych.net/paper/50 So the German paper is finally out. As far as I know, this is the most extensive analysis of immigrant crime in Germany. Still, it is a quite simple analysis in some ways. […]

Woodley convinced me that these are of actual interest. As some of you may recall, I compiled a large county level (n≈3000) dataset some time ago, but didn’t use it for anything. I just thought it would be a cool dataset, but that results were not too interesting. Well, since someone did think these were […]

I have only been able to find one fairly detailed dataset of immigrant performance in the Netherlands (covered in this study). It found the usual things, but with much uncertainty because the numbers were old (fewer immigrants back then → sampling error), covered a single year only (sampling error) and there was only one kind […]

Gwern has an old note on the US’ offer to buy Greenland from Denmark after WW2. Aside from the usual nationalist feelings about land, the Greenland population is ~25% genetically Scandinavian, presumably mostly Danish. This number is from genomic studies, the sociological counts differ somewhat because they include the mixed persons in the Inuit group […]

Read Gwern’s review: www.goodreads.com/review/show/1433728829 Aside from that, it’s a lot of wasted opportunity. For instance, the income~IQ relationship. The discussion is extremely economisty. Not even mentioned that people vary a lot in their job preferences for job types which is linked to the wages of these jobs. This creates a lot of noise for the […]

Here’s a collection of previously unused datasets (by hereditarians) that are useful. Australia: 45 and Up. Huge, n=250k, medical dataset that has country of origin and many socioeconomic indicators. Costs a lot of money to obtain access. United States: Mean income from census Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS) United Kingdom: Prison population by nationality […]