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Why most social mobility research is silly
A fascinating new twins study explodes stupid myths about advancing social mobility.
A fascinating new twins study explodes stupid myths about advancing social mobility. Read the study here.
From the study:
‘[…] social transmission is very small and not significant. Genetic transmission, in turn, seems to be the primary mechanisms of intergenerational transmission of cognitive ability and becomes increasingly important with age. Our findings challenge conventional social mobility perspectives, stressing the need to incorporate genetic transmission into sociological research for a more comprehensive understanding of intergenerational transmission of advantage.’
Wolfram et al., 2023
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