Genetics and educational attainment

Cesarini, David and Visscher, Peter M. (2017) Genetics and educational attainment. npj Science of Learning, 2 4: . doi:10.1038/s41539-017-0005-6

Author Cesarini, David
Visscher, Peter M.
Title Genetics and educational attainment
Journal name npj Science of Learning   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2056-7936
Publication date 2017-02-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1038/s41539-017-0005-6
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Volume 2
Issue 4
Total pages 7
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Abstract We explore how advances in our understanding of the genetics of complex traits such as educational attainment could constructively be leveraged to advance research on education and learning. We discuss concepts and misconceptions about genetic findings with regard to causes, consequences, and policy. Our main thesis is that educational attainment as a measure that varies between individuals in a population can be subject to exactly the same experimental biological designs as other outcomes, for example, those studied in epidemiology and medical sciences, and the same caveats about interpretation and implication apply.
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