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The Resource The bell curve : intelligence and class structure in American life, Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray

The bell curve : intelligence and class structure in American life, Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray

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The bell curve : intelligence and class structure in American life
Title
The bell curve
Title remainder
intelligence and class structure in American life
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray
Title variation
Intelligence and class structure in American life
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • Presents the view that low intelligence is the cause of many of America's social problems
Action
Self-Renewing
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
VSWT
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Herrnstein, Richard J
Dewey number
305.9 082
Government publication
other
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Murray, Charles A
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  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Environmental influence on humans
  • Social classes
  • Intellect
  • Educational psychology
  • Intelligence levels
  • Intelligence levels
  • Intelligence levels
  • Intellect
  • Educational psychology
  • Intelligence tests
  • Intellect
  • Nature and nurture
  • Intelligence levels
Label
The bell curve : intelligence and class structure in American life, Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 775-832
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. The emergence of a cognitive elite -- 1. Cognitive class and education, 1900-1990 -- 2. Cognitive partitioning by occupation -- 3. The economic pressure to partition -- 4. Steeper ladders, narrower gates -- Pt. II. Cognitive classes and social behavior -- 5. Poverty -- 6. Schooling -- 7. Unemployment, idleness, and injury -- 8. Family matters -- 9. Welfare dependency -- 10. Parenting -- 11. Crime -- 12. Civility and citizenship -- Pt. III. The national context -- 13. Ethnic differences in cognitive ability -- 14. Ethnic inequalities in relation to IQ -- 15. The demography of intelligence -- 16. Social behavior and the prevalence of low cognitive ability -- Pt. IV. Living together -- 17. Raising cognitive ability -- 18. The leveling of American education -- 19. Affirmative action in higher education -- 20. Affirmative action in the workplace -- 21. The way we are headed -- 22. A place for everyone -- App. 1. Statistics for people who wre sure they can't learn statistics -- App. 2 Technical issues regarding the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth -- App. 3. Technical issues regarding the Armed Forces Qualification Test as a measure of IQ -- App. 4. Regression analyses from Pt. II -- App. 5. Supplemental material for Ch. 13 -- App. 6 Regression analyses from Ch. 14 -- App. 7 The evolution of affirmative action in the workplace
Control code
000011142764
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 845 pages
Isbn
9780029146736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • text
Other physical details
ill
System control number
(OCoLC)30913157
Label
The bell curve : intelligence and class structure in American life, Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 775-832
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. The emergence of a cognitive elite -- 1. Cognitive class and education, 1900-1990 -- 2. Cognitive partitioning by occupation -- 3. The economic pressure to partition -- 4. Steeper ladders, narrower gates -- Pt. II. Cognitive classes and social behavior -- 5. Poverty -- 6. Schooling -- 7. Unemployment, idleness, and injury -- 8. Family matters -- 9. Welfare dependency -- 10. Parenting -- 11. Crime -- 12. Civility and citizenship -- Pt. III. The national context -- 13. Ethnic differences in cognitive ability -- 14. Ethnic inequalities in relation to IQ -- 15. The demography of intelligence -- 16. Social behavior and the prevalence of low cognitive ability -- Pt. IV. Living together -- 17. Raising cognitive ability -- 18. The leveling of American education -- 19. Affirmative action in higher education -- 20. Affirmative action in the workplace -- 21. The way we are headed -- 22. A place for everyone -- App. 1. Statistics for people who wre sure they can't learn statistics -- App. 2 Technical issues regarding the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth -- App. 3. Technical issues regarding the Armed Forces Qualification Test as a measure of IQ -- App. 4. Regression analyses from Pt. II -- App. 5. Supplemental material for Ch. 13 -- App. 6 Regression analyses from Ch. 14 -- App. 7 The evolution of affirmative action in the workplace
Control code
000011142764
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 845 pages
Isbn
9780029146736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • text
Other physical details
ill
System control number
(OCoLC)30913157

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