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dc.contributor.authorBjörklund, Andersen_US
dc.contributor.authorEriksson, Karin Hederosen_US
dc.contributor.authorJäntti, Markusen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:04:41Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:04:41Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20090825440en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35958-
dc.description.abstractFor the purpose of understanding the underlying mechanisms behind intergenerational associations in income and education, recent studies have explored the intergenerational transmission of abilities. We use a large representative sample of Swedish men to examine both intergenerational and sibling correlations in IQ. Since siblings share both parental factors and neighbourhood influences, the sibling correlation is a broader measure of the importance of family background than the intergenerational correlation. We use IQ data from the Swedish military enlistment tests. The correlation in IQ between fathers (born 1951-1956) and sons (born 1966-1980) is estimated to 0.347. The corresponding estimate for brothers (born 1951-1968) is 0.473, suggesting that family background explains approximately 50% of a person's IQ. Estimating sibling correlations in IQ we thus find that family background has a substantially larger impact on IQ than has been indicated by previous studies examining only intergenerational correlations in IQ.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherForschungsinst. zur Zukunft der Arbeit Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4305en_US
dc.subject.jelJ0en_US
dc.subject.jelI0en_US
dc.subject.jelJ1en_US
dc.subject.ddc150en_US
dc.subject.keywordAbilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordintergenerational mobilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordfamily backgrounden_US
dc.subject.stwKognitionen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwGenerationenbeziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwFamiliensoziologieen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwedenen_US
dc.titleIQ and family background: are associations strong or weak?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn609425757en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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