Thursday, April 11 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Meeting Room 211/212 (Level 2)

Session 32
Genetic and Social Factors in the Production of Cognitive and Educational Advantages

Chair: Amelia Branigan, University of Maryland
Discussant: Jeremy Freese, Northwestern University

1. On the Origins of Socioeconomic Inequalities: Evidence from a “Children of Twins” DesignPaul Bingley, University of Aarhus; Lorenzo Cappellari, Università Cattolica Milano; Konstantinos Tatsiramos , University of Luxembourg and Luxembourg Institute for Socio-Economic Research (LISER).

2. Social and Genetic Influences on Education: Testing the Scarr-Rowe Hypothesis for Education in a Comparative PerspectiveTina Baier ; Kieron Barclay, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research; Dalton Conley, New York University (NYU); Thomas Laidley, New York University (NYU); Volker Lang, University of Bielefeld; Torkild Hovde Lyngstad, University of Oslo; Michael Grätz, Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University.

3. Socioeconomic and Genomic Roots of Verbal AbilityGuang Guo , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Meng-Jung Lin; Kathleen Mullan Harris, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

4. Who Makes the Grade? A Gene-Environment Analysis of the Mechanisms of Educational Attainment in the 21st CenturyDavid Braudt , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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