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It's better to be born rich than gifted


Added 10-09-18 11:30:04am EST - “The least-gifted children of high-income parents graduate from college at higher rates than the most-gifted children of low-income parents, and other dispatches from the point where genetics intersects with economics.” - Washingtonpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtonpost.com: “Analysis | It’s better to be born rich than gifted”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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A revolution in genomics is creeping into economics. It allows us to say something we might have suspected, but could never confirm: money trumps genes.

Using one new, genome-based measure, economists found genetic endowments are distributed almost equally among children in low-income and high-income families. Success is not.

The least-gifted children of high-income parents graduate from college at higher rates than the most-gifted children of low-income parents.

First, consider the people whose genome scores in the top quarter on a genetic index the researchers associated with educational achievement.

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