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Heredity, Family, and Inequality A Critique of Social Sciences

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ISBN-10: 0262016923

ISBN-13: 9780262016926

Edition: 2012

Authors: Michael Beenstock

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Empirical literature in disciplines ranging from behavioral genetics to economics shows that in virtually every aspect of life the outcomes of children are correlated to a greater or lesser extent with the outcomes of their parents and their siblings. In Heredity, Family, and Inequality, the economist Michael Beenstock offers theoretical, statistical, and methodological tools for understanding these correlations. Beenstock presents a comprehensive survey of intergenerational and sibling correlations for a broad range of outcomes--including fertility and longevity, intelligence and education, income and consumption, and deviancy and religiosity. He then offers a critique of the sometimes…    
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/6/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 488
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Michael Beenstock is Professor of Economics at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Preface
The Apple and the Tree: Galton Revisited
Correlation within the Family
Theory: What Explains the Intergenerational and Sibling Correlations?
Inequality, Diversity, and Family
Empirical Methodology
Empirical Knowledge on the Causes of Correlations within the Family
Where Do We Go from Here?
Statistics
Parenting Theory and Child Behavior
Empirical Methodology
Notes
Terms and Concepts
Variables, Subscripts, and Greek Letters
Bibliography
Index