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April 25, 2005

Thirty Years of Research on Race Differences in Cognitive Ability

EurekAlert! summarizes a paper by Rushton and Jensen to appear in the June issue of Psychology, Public Policy and Law in ten handy points:

  1. The Worldwide Pattern of IQ Scores.
  2. Race Differences Most Pronounced on Tests of (g).
  3. The Gene-Environment Architecture of IQ.
  4. Brain Size Differences.
  5. Trans-Racial Adoption Studies.
  6. Racial Admixture Studies.
  7. IQ Scores of Blacks and Whites Regress toward the mean.
  8. Race Differences in Other "Life-History" Traits.
  9. Race Differences and the Out-of-Africa theory of Human Origins.
  10. Do Culture-Only Theories Explain the Data?
Update from Razib: Whole thing here (PDF).

Update from Alex: From Marginal Revolution via eric, comes a great supplimental reading in April 2005's Journal of Law and Economics entitled Labor Market Discrimination and Racial Differences in Premarket Factors (free *.pdf here).
Posted by jemima at 08:17 PM