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ERIC Number: EJ920797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0160-2896
A Dynamic Analysis of the Effects of Intelligence and Socioeconomic Background on Job-Market Success
Ganzach, Yoav
Intelligence, v39 n2-3 p120-129 Mar-Apr 2011
We compare the effects of socioeconomic background (SEB) and intelligence on wage trajectories in a dynamic growth modeling framework in a sample that had completed just 12 years of education. I show that the main difference between the two is that SEB affected wages solely by its effect on entry pay whereas intelligence affected wages primarily by its effect on mobility. I argue that a major issue that has been at the center of the debate about the roles of intelligence and SEB in social success--the difficulty in accurately measuring SEB--is to a large extent resolved by these results.
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Language: English
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