Inequality by Design: Cracking the Bell Curve Myth / Edition 1

Inequality by Design: Cracking the Bell Curve Myth / Edition 1

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by Claude S. Fischer, Michael Hout, Martin Sanchez Jankowski, Samuel R. Lucas
     
 

"The authors of this compelling new study rebut the wrong-headed work of Charles Murray and Richard Herrnstein by mobilizing powerful evidence to demonstrate that inequality is a structural problem, not a hereditary condition…. One of the most important books on what divides America socially and economically since the work of Christopher Jencks and his

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"The authors of this compelling new study rebut the wrong-headed work of Charles Murray and Richard Herrnstein by mobilizing powerful evidence to demonstrate that inequality is a structural problem, not a hereditary condition…. One of the most important books on what divides America socially and economically since the work of Christopher Jencks and his Harvard colleagues nearly a quarter century ago."—Daniel Bell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691028989
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/08/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Sales rank:
897,573
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.84(d)

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Table of Contents

Figures and Tables ix
Preface xi
CHAPTER 1 Why Inequality? 3
CHAPTER 2 Understanding "Intelligence" 22
CHAPTER 3 But Is It Intelligence? 55
CHAPTER 4 Who Wins? Who Loses? 70
CHAPTER 5 The Rewards of the Game: Systems of Inequality 102
CHAPTER 6 HOW Unequal? America's Invisible Policy Choices
CHAPTER 7 Enriching Intelligence: More Policy Choices 158
CHAPTER 8 Confronting Inequality in America: The Power of Public Investment 204
APPENDIX 1 Summary of The Bell Curve 217
APPENDIX 2 Statistical Analysis for Chapter 4 225
Notes 241
References 277
Index 303

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