Occupation and income related to psychometric g

Occupation and income related to psychometric g

Helmuth Nyborg, Arthur R. Jensen, 2001.


The regressions of occupational status and income on psychometric g factor scores were examined in large samples of White (W) and Black (B) American armed forces veterans in their late 30s and who are fairly representative of the population of employed W and B males. These results indicate that when Bs and Ws are matched on g scores, there is no evidence of discrimination unfavorable to Bs for job status at any level of g. Nor are Bs with the same g scores as Ws disadvantaged in income when they are above the median level of g in the total sample. In fact, on both variables – job status and income – Ws turn out to be the relatively more disadvantaged group when the level of g is taken into account.

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