Effects of Sex, Race, Ethnicity and Marital Status on the Relationship between Intelligence and Fertility

@article{Meisenberg2010EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of Sex, Race, Ethnicity and Marital Status on the Relationship between Intelligence and Fertility},
  author={Gerhard Meisenberg and Anubhav Kaul},
  journal={Mankind Quarterly},
  year={2010},
  volume={50},
  pages={151-187}
}
A negative relationship between intelligence and fertility in the United States has been described repeatedly, but little is known about the mechanisms that are responsible for this effect. Using data from the NLSY79, we investigate this issue separately for Blacks, non-Hispanic Whites and Hispanics. The major findings are: (1) Differential fertility would reduce the average IQ of the American population by up to 1.2 points per generation in the absence of migration and environmental changes… 

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