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ERIC Number: ED067582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Pages: 78
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Intellectual Development of Children by Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors. Series 11, Number 113.
Roberts, Jean
This is the second report on intellectual development of children 6-11 years of age in the noninstitutionalized population of the United States as estimated from the Vocabular and Block Design Subtest data of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) obtained in the Health Examination Survey of 1963-65. It contains findings by selected demographic and socioeconomic variables. Findings were given in terms of raw scores, and scaled scores for each subtest and in the form of deviation IQ's based on the scaled scores for both subtests. Significant differentials in intellectual development were found for all variables considered. The strongest association found for both of these measures of intellectual development of children was a positive one with the socioeconomic status of the family as determined by either family income or educational level of their parents. Those living in areas showing an above-average increase in population size between 1950 and 1960 rated higher than those in areas of decreasing size. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Health Services and Mental Health Administration (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Note: Data from the National Health Survey