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Wealth heritability - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Feb 27, 2015

Swedish income and wealth are strongly heritable, as measured by differences between monozygotic and dizygotic twin outcome variances.These patterns of correlations illustrate Turkheimer's (2000) three “laws” of behavior genetics, which are not theoretical necessities, but rather stylized facts that summarize the broad pattern of empirical findings in several decades of behavior genetics studies. The first law states that … Read More