IQ and the Wealth of Nations (inbunden)
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Praeger Publishers Inc
Vanhanen, Tatu
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IQ and the Wealth of Nations (inbunden)

IQ and the Wealth of Nations

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Lynn and Vanhanen test the hypothesis on the causal relationship between the average national intelligence (IQ) and the gap between rich and poor countries by empirical evidence. Based on an extensive survey of national IQ tests, the results of their work challenge the previous theories of economic development and provide a new basis to evaluate the prospects of economic development throughout the world. They begin by reviewing and evaluating some major previous theories. The concept of intelligence is then described and intelligence quotient (IQ) introduced. Next they show that intelligence is a significant determinant of earnings within nations, and they connect intelligence with various economic and social phenomena. The sociology of intelligence at the level of sub-populations in nations is examined, and the independent (national IQ) and dependent (various measures of per capita income and economic growth rates) variables are defined and described. They then provide empirical analyses starting from the 81 countries for which direct evidence of national IQs is available; the analysis is then extended to the world group of 185 countries. The hypothesis is tested by the methods of correlation and regression analyses. The results of statistical analyses support the hypothesis strongly. The results of the analyses and various means to reduce the gap between rich and poor countries are discussed. A provocative analysis that all scholars, students, and researchers involved with economic development need to confront.
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  1. IQ i relation till välfärd
    Nils A, 29 mars 2019

    IQ och kopplingen till olika länders välfärd. Vetenskapligt verk av Professorerna R lynn och T Vanhanen. Mycket statistik över jordens flesta länder

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"Endorsement From J. Phillippe Rushton Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Professor of Psychology, University of Western Ontario: [A] brilliant integration of economics and psychology that illuminates the nexus between mental ability on the one hand, and national wealth, industrial productivity, and well being, on the other. This is a book that social scientists, policy experts, and global investment analysts cannot afford to ignore....Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen's thesis is stunningly engineered to allow for no error of inference and no possible outcome than the correct one, strangely overlooked until now...IQ and the Wealth of Nations does for the study of human diversity and achievement among nations what The Bell Curve did for IQ and achievement in the USA.

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RICHARD LYNN is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. Now with the Whitfield Institute, among Professor Lynn's earlier publications are Dysgenics (Praeger, 1996) and Eugenics (Praeger, 2001). TATU VANHANEN is Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Tampere and Docent Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Helsinki, Finland. The author of four earlier books, he concentrates on the comparative study of democratization, evolutionary roots of politics, and ethnic nepotism and conflicts.


Introduction Why Are Some Countries So Rich and Others So Poor? Intelligence: An Introduction to the Concept Intelligence and Earnings Intelligence and Further Economic and Social Phenomena The Sociology of Intelligence, Earnings, and Social Competence Data on Variables and Methods of Analysis National IQs and Economic Development in 81 Nations National IQs and Economic Development in 185 Countries Intelligence and Markets as the Determinants of Economic Development The Future of the Wealth of Nations Appendix 1: The Calculation of National Intelligence Levels Appendix 2: Data on Per Capita Income and Economic Growth in 185 Countries Bibliography Index