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On 17 Aug 2001, at 13:35, Philip Jonkers wrote:
> Hi Vincent,
> > Interesting stuff, Philip. A bit Wellsian for me though.
> I'm glad you like it.
> > Certainly, professional classes have fewer children. As has
> > been mentioned before on the list, one idea is that the
> > demands on ensuring that offspring are able to maintain the
> > social status of their parents requires so many
> > resources (e.g. putting kids through university say), that it
> > precludes lots of children. Recent UK survey evidence suggests that
> > children from 2 child families do best at school (particularly the
> > second child), followed by only children, with children from
> > families of 3 or more kids doing worst at school overall. so,
> > resources isn't a simple measure (sibling interaction may foster
> > better learning potential than the isolated experience of an only
> > child in early development). Cultural success then does impact on
> > genes.
> Thanks for this info. Having two kids turns out to be the magic
> number then.
> > One spanner, in the works- I thought IQs were generally
> > increasing not decreasing?
> I can't really tell, that's why I'm asking this group.
> Is there anyone out there who has the required authority
> to answer this one?
> If IQs are still going up, it would be rather a deathblow to
> my hypothesis. Well, the trend may yet have to
> set in though.
They are rising on average; check out the Baldwin Effect.
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