Genetics and educational attainment

  title={Genetics and educational attainment},
  author={David Cesarini and Peter M. Visscher},
  journal={npj Science of Learning},
We explore how advances in our understanding of the genetics of complex traits such as educational attainment could constructively be leveraged to advance research on education and learning. We discuss concepts and misconceptions about genetic findings with regard to causes, consequences, and policy. Our main thesis is that educational attainment as a measure that varies between individuals in a population can be subject to exactly the same experimental biological designs as other outcomes, for… CONTINUE READING