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Replication data for: Testing for Racial Differences in the Mental Ability of Young Children

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Fryer, Roland G., Jr.
  • Levitt, Steven D.
Publication Date
2013-04-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Using a new nationally representative dataset, we find minor differences in test outcomes between black and white infants that disappear with a limited set of controls. However, relative to whites, all other races lose substantial ground by age two. Combining our estimates with results in prior literature, we show that a simple model with assortative mating fits our data well, implying that differences in children's environments between racial groups can fully explain gaps in intelligence. If parental ability influences a child's test scores both genetically and through environment, then our findings are less informative and can be reconciled with a wide range of racial differences in inherited intelligence.
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.103.2.981 (Text)
Publications
  • Fryer, Roland G, and Steven D Levitt. “Testing for Racial Differences in the Mental Ability of Young Children.” American Economic Review 103, no. 2 (April 2013): 981–1005. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.103.2.981.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.103.2.981 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Fryer, Roland G., Jr.; Levitt, Steven D. (2013): Replication data for: Testing for Racial Differences in the Mental Ability of Young Children. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112609