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Author: Miller, Edward M.
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1. Miller, Edward M.
Race, Socioeconomic Variables, and Intelligence: A Review and Extension of the Bell Curve
Mankind Quarterly 35,3, (Spring 1995): 267-291
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: Mankind Quarterly
Keyword(s): Genetics; I.Q.; Income Level; Intelligence; Intelligence Tests; Poverty; Racial Differences; Socioeconomic Factors; Socioeconomic Status (SES)

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A review essay on a book by Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray, The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life (New York: The Free Press, 1994. Drawing on data from the US National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, Herrnstein and Murray contend that intelligence is more important than socioeconomic status (SES) in affecting social variables, e.g., income, poverty, crime, and illegitimacy. Herrnstein and Murray also explore the intellectual difference between the races, arguing that IQ tests are not racially biased, blacks have lower IQ scores than whites, and those of low intelligence end up with low SES. Herrnstein and Murray conclude that the US is increasingly divided into a cognitive elite and a mass of ordinary citizens. It is argued that, although they use somewhat dated sources, Herrnstein and Murray offer a superior discussion of the role of intelligence in modern society and racial differences in IQ scores. Here, discussion also includes some recent scientific work that links racial difference in intelligence to genetics. 2 Figures, 46 References. S. Davies (Copyright 1995, Sociological Abstracts, Inc., all rights reserved.)
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Miller, Edward M. "Race, Socioeconomic Variables, and Intelligence: A Review and Extension of the Bell Curve." Mankind Quarterly 35,3, (Spring 1995): 267-291.