Bell Curve Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life
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Description: The seminal book about IQ and class that ignited one of the most explosive controversies in decades, now updated with a new Afterword by Charles Murray Breaking new ground and old taboos, Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray tell the story of a society in transformation. At the top, a cognitive elite is forming in which the passkey to the best schools and the best jobs is no longer social background but high intelligence. At the bottom, the common denominator of the underclass is increasingly low intelligence rather than racial or social disadvantage. The Bell Curve describes the state of scientific knowledge about questions that have been on people's minds for years but have been considered too sensitive to talk about openly -- among them, IQ's relationship to crime, unemployment, welfare, child neglect, poverty, and illegitimacy; ethnic differences in intelligence; trends in fertility among women of different levels of intelligence; and what policy can do -- and cannot do -- to compensate for differences in intelligence. Brilliantly argued and meticulously documented, The Bell Curve is the essential first step in coming to grips with the nation's social problems.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 1/10/1996
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Richard J. Herrnstein was Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University.
|List of Illustrations|
|List of Tables|
|A Note to the Reader|
|The Emergence of a Cognitive Elite|
|Cognitive Class and Education, 1900-1990|
|Cognitive Partitioning by Occupation|
|The Economic Pressure to Partition|
|Steeper Ladders, Narrower Gates|
|Cognitive Classes and Social Behavior|
|Unemployment, Idleness, and Injury|
|Civility and Citizenship|
|The National Context|
|Ethnic Differences in Cognitive Ability|
|Ethnic Inequalities in Relation to IQ|
|The Demography of Intelligence|
|Social Behavior and the Prevalence of Low Cognitive Ability|
|Raising Cognitive Ability|
|The Leveling of American Education|
|Affirmative Action in Higher Education|
|Affirmative Action in the Workplace|
|The Way We Are Headed|
|A Place for Everyone|
|Statistics for People Who Are Sure They Can't Learn Statistics|
|Technical Issues Regarding the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth|
|Technical Issues Regarding the Armed Forces Qualification Test as a Measure of IQ|
|Regression Analyses (rom Part II5 Supplemental Material for Chapter 136 Regression Analyses from Chapter 147 The Evolution of Affirmative Action in the Workplace|