Explain human capital

More haplogroups and National IQ  May 7, 2016 – 11:30 am
More haplogroups and National IQ. July 18, 2012 – 06:45 pm Haplogroups statistically explain 50% of the IQ variance among 42 nations. The amount explained is approximately the same as found by Rindermann et al.; the novelty of this paper is that a globally representative sample is used. Lynn and Vanhanen’s new book, Intelligence: A Unifying Construct for the Social Sciences, which contains updated national IQs for 161 nations is due to release July 16th, so an enterprising researcher can soon replicate the results using a more comprehensive data bank. A novel extension of this line of research would be to look at the National K variance explainable.

Generally, these types of studies don’t seem to be able to reduce the genetic-environmental uncertainty concerning the origin of National IQ differences. (Refer below for a summary of the found biological, ecological, and historic cognitive correlates of national IQs.) They merely increase the a priori plausibility of a genetic hypothesis.

Rodriguez-Arana, 2010. INTELLIGENCE AND THE WEALTH OF NATIONS: GENETICS MATTER BUT THERE IS STILL MUCHROOM TO REDUCE INEQUALITIES.

This paper first sets an equation for the average intelligence of a country or a human group, which is determined by genetic factors and other variables where education is one of them. Another equation representing a production function of education depends upon intelligence and different elements that improve the quality of education. These two equations solve for the average level of intelligence and the level of education simultaneously. A third equation is a production function, where the GDP of the country is determined by human capital, physical capital and labor. Human capital is approached by the level of education obtained in the first two equations.

Source: Occidentalist

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