Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS): useful for testing spatial & generational transferability

In a not so well written paper (that we should update to be better presented), John Fuerst and I previously used two hypotheses using the National Longitudinal Survey of Freshman dataset: Spatial transferability: when people move, they tend to keep their psychological traits and culture. Generational transferability: when people have children, their children tend to…

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Transracial adoption meta-analysis: Van Ijzendoorn et al (2005)

Van Ijzendoorn, M. H., Juffer, F., & Poelhuis, C. W. K. (2005). Adoption and cognitive development: a meta-analytic comparison of adopted and nonadopted children’s IQ and school performance. Psychological bulletin, 131(2), 301. It turns out that someone already did a meta-analysis of adoption studies and cognitive ability. It does not solely include cross-country transracial, but…

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Transracial adoption study: Odenstad et al (2008)

I found this one a long time ago and tweeted it, but apparently forgot to blog it. Odenstad, A., Hjern, A., Lindblad, F., Rasmussen, F., Vinnerljung, B., & Dalen, M. (2008). Does age at adoption and geographic origin matter? A national cohort study of cognitive test performance in adult inter-country adoptees. Psychological Medicine, 38(12), 1803-1814….

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