ERIC Number: EJ627449
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Resolving the Debate over Birth Order, Family Size, and Intelligence.
Rodgers, Joseph Lee; Cleveland, H. Harrington; van den Oord, Edwin; Rowe, David C.
American Psychologist, v55 n6 p599-612 Jun 2000
Investigated the relationship between birth order, family size, and intelligence quotient (IQ), evaluating sibling data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth and comparing results with those from other studies using within-family data. Results indicated that although low IQ parents were making large families, large families were not making low IQ children. Similarly, the belief that birth order affects intelligence is a methodological illusion. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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