Thinking about intergenerational stability of socioeconomic status

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…

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Comments on Noah Carl’s new study: IQ and socio-economic development across local authorities of the UK

Paper is on Scihub. There are a few researchers engaged in the cognitive sociology adventure. Aside from myself and John Fuerst, Noah Carl has also taken up the task. There is of course also Richard Lynn, the grand old man of these studies (publishing his first in 1979). Mostly the job of doing these analyses…

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General model for immigrant group traits and outcomes

(Broad-strokes modeling of how to think about immigrant performance. Some references are gone because they were written using the Zotero plugin, which I later uninstalled. I have re-added those I could recall.) Consider the model below: Something much like this has been my intuitive working model for thinking about immigrant groups’ traits and socioeconomic outcomes….

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How to do an S factor analysis

John Fuerst suggested that I write a meta-analysis, review and methodology paper on the S factor. That seems like a decent idea once I get some more studies done (data are known to exist on France (another level), Japan (analysis done, writing pending), Denmark, Sweden and Turkey (reanalysis of Lynn’s data done, but there is…

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The performance of African immigrants in Europe: Some Danish and Norwegian data

Due to lengthy discussion over at Unz concerning the good performance of some African groups in the UK, it seems worth it to review the Danish and Norwegian results. Basically, some African groups perform better on some measures than native British. The author is basically arguing that this disproves global hereditarianism. I think not. The…

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IQ and socioeconomic development across Regions of the UK: a reanalysis

Abstract A reanalysis of (Carl, 2015) revealed that the inclusion of London had a strong effect on the S loading of crime and poverty variables. S factor scores from a dataset without London and redundant variables was strongly related to IQ scores, r = .87. The Jensen coefficient for this relationship was .86.   Introduction…

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