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The Bell Curve.

Author: Richard Herrnstein
Publisher: New York Free Press 1995.
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This work offers a perspective on the causes of the social and economic problems that plague contemporary America. It examines the relationship between ethnicity and intelligence and presents the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Herrnstein
ISBN: 0684824299 9780684824291 0029146739 9780029146736
OCLC Number: 608943655
Description: 872 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: ContentsList of IllustrationsList of TablesA Note to the ReaderPrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPART I.THE EMERGENCE OF A COGNITIVE ELITE1 Cognitive Class and Education, 1900-19902 Cognitive Partitioning by Occupation3 The Economic Pressure to Partition4 Steeper Ladders, Narrower GatesPART II.COGNITIVE CLASSES AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOR5 Poverty6 Schooling7 Unemployment, Idleness, and Injury8 Family Matters9 Welfare Dependency10 Parenting11 Crime12 Civility and CitizenshipPART III.THE NATIONAL CONTEXT13 Ethnic Differences in Cognitive Ability14 Ethnic Inequalities in Relation to IQ15 The Demography of Intelligence16 Social Behavior and the Prevalence of Low Cognitive AbilityPART IV.LIVING TOGETHER17 Raising Cognitive Ability18 The Leveling of American Education19 Affirmative Action in Higher Education20 Affirmative Action in the Workplace21 The Way We Are Headed22 A Place for EveryoneAfterworldAPPENDIXES1 Statistics for People Who Are Sure They Can't Learn Statistics2 Technical Issues Regarding the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth3 Technical Issues Regarding the Armed Forces Qualification Test as a Measure of IQ4 Regression Analyses (rom Part II5 Supplemental Material for Chapter 136 Regression Analyses from Chapter 147 The Evolution of Affirmative Action in the WorkplaceNotesBibliographyIndex


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