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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
Creator
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
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Herrnstein, Richard J
Dewey number
305.9/082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF431
LC item number
.H398 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1995 I-666
  • BF 431
NLM item number
H568b 1994
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Murray, Charles A
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intellect
  • Nature and nurture
  • Intelligence levels
  • Intelligence levels
  • Educational psychology
  • Intelligence
  • Intelligence Tests
  • Intelligence
  • Environment
  • Social Class
  • Cognición
  • Inteligencia, Cociente de la
  • Psicopedagogía
  • Intelligence
  • Hérédité et milieu
  • Niveau intellectuel
  • Psychopédagogie
  • Educational psychology
  • Intellect
  • Intelligence levels
  • Intelligence levels
  • Nature and nurture
  • United States
  • Intelligentie
  • Erfelijkheid en omgeving
  • Etnische groepen
  • Sociale klassen
  • Intelligenz
  • Klassenstruktur
  • Sozialverhalten
  • USA
  • Intellektueller
  • Klassenstruktur
  • Sozialverhalten
  • USA
Label
The bell curve : intelligence and class structure in American life, Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 775-832) and index
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Schooling
  • Unemployment, idleness, and injury
  • Family matters
  • Welfare dependency
  • Parenting
  • Crime
  • Civility and citizenship
  • Part III. The national context.
  • Ethnic differences in cognitive ability
  • Ethnic inequalities in relation to IQ
  • Introduction
  • The demography of intelligence
  • Social behavior and the prevalence of low cognitive ability
  • Part IV. Living together.
  • 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
  • Appendixes.
  • Part I. The emergence of a cognitive elite.
  • 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 Force Qualification Test as a measure of IQ
  • Regression analyses from Part II
  • Supplemental material for Chapter 13
  • Regression analyses from Chapter 14
  • The evolution of affirmative action in the workplace
  • Cognitive class and education, 1900-1990
  • Cognitive partitioning by occupation
  • The economic pressure to partition
  • Steeper ladders, narrower gates
  • Part II. Cognitive classes and social behavior.
  • Poverty
Control code
ocm30913157
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvi, 845 pages
Isbn
9780029146736
Lccn
94029694
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
ZBWT00577291
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30913157
  • (OCoLC)30913157
Label
The bell curve : intelligence and class structure in American life, Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 775-832) and index
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Schooling
  • Unemployment, idleness, and injury
  • Family matters
  • Welfare dependency
  • Parenting
  • Crime
  • Civility and citizenship
  • Part III. The national context.
  • Ethnic differences in cognitive ability
  • Ethnic inequalities in relation to IQ
  • Introduction
  • The demography of intelligence
  • Social behavior and the prevalence of low cognitive ability
  • Part IV. Living together.
  • 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
  • Appendixes.
  • Part I. The emergence of a cognitive elite.
  • 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 Force Qualification Test as a measure of IQ
  • Regression analyses from Part II
  • Supplemental material for Chapter 13
  • Regression analyses from Chapter 14
  • The evolution of affirmative action in the workplace
  • Cognitive class and education, 1900-1990
  • Cognitive partitioning by occupation
  • The economic pressure to partition
  • Steeper ladders, narrower gates
  • Part II. Cognitive classes and social behavior.
  • Poverty
Control code
ocm30913157
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvi, 845 pages
Isbn
9780029146736
Lccn
94029694
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
ZBWT00577291
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30913157
  • (OCoLC)30913157

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