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Author Herrnstein, Richard J.
Title The bell curve : intelligence and class structure in American life / Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray.
Imprint New York : Free Press, [1994]

Author Herrnstein, Richard J.
Subject Intellect.
Nature and nurture.
Intelligence levels -- United States.
Intelligence levels -- Social aspects -- United States.
Educational psychology.
Intelligence Tests.
Intelligence -- genetics.
Social Class.
Alt Name Murray, Charles A.
Description xxvi, 845 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 775-832) and index.
Contents Cognitive class and education, 1900-1990 -- Cognitive partitioning by occupation -- The economic pressure to partition -- Steeper ladders, narrower gates -- Poverty -- Schooling -- Unemployment, idleness, and injury -- Family matters -- Welfare dependency -- Parenting -- Crime -- Civility and citizenship -- 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.
ISBN 0029146739 : $30.00
OCLC # 30913157
Table of Contents
 List of Illustrations 
 List of Tables 
 A Note to the Reader 
Pt. IThe Emergence of a Cognitive Elite 
 1Cognitive Class and Education, 1900-199029
 2Cognitive Partitioning by Occupation51
 3The Economic Pressure to Partition63
 4Steeper Ladders, Narrower Gates91
Pt. IICognitive Classes and Social Behavior 
 7Unemployment, Idleness, and Injury155
 8Family Matters167
 9Welfare Dependency191
 12Civility and Citizenship253
Pt. IIIThe National Context 
 13Ethnic Differences in Cognitive Ability269
 14Ethnic Inequalities in Relation to IQ317
 15The Demography of Intelligence341
 16Social Behavior and the Prevalence of Low Cognitive Ability369
Pt. IVLiving Together 
 17Raising Cognitive Ability389
 18The Leveling of American Education417
 19Affirmative Action in Higher Education447
 20Affirmative Action in the Workplace479
 21The Way We Are Headed509
 22A Place for Everyone527
 App. 1 Statistics for People Who Are Sure They Can't Learn Statistics553
 App. 2 Technical Issues Regarding the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth569
 App. 3 Technical Issues Regarding the Armed Forces Qualification Test as a Measure of IQ579
 App. 4 Regression Analyses from Part II593
 App. 5 Supplemental Material for Chapter 13625
 App. 6 Regression Analyses from Chapter 14645
 App. 7 The Evolution of Affirmative Action in the Workplace655

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