Educational Opportunity & Genetics. François Nielsen Presentation at UNC-C 3 March 2006. Forthcoming in SF as: Achievement & Ascription in Educational Attainment. Genetic & Environmental Influences on Adolescent Schooling . In memory of Bruce Eckland 1932—1999.
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Presentation at UNC-C
3 March 2006
Genetic & Environmental Influences on Adolescent Schooling
Each problem in more detail…
2 remarkable papers in ASR (!):
2. Scarr & Weinberg (1978), study of adopted children:
BG model alleviates problems of status attainment model:
Note: B = phenotypic paths; A = genetic paths; C = shared environment paths;
E = specific environment paths; Ad, Cd, Ed: off diagonal elements of A, C, or E
fixed (independent factors model); A1, C1: lower triangular matrix A, C reduced
to single column vector (common factor model).
a favored model
BG parameters as macro-social variables?