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Labour Status of the General US Population and a High IQ Population

Labour Status of the General US Population and a High IQ Population The labourforce status of members of AmericanMensa a high IQ group is examined. Comparedwith a general US sample, the Mensans labourforceparticipation rate was found to be higher,while the percentage not in the labourforce waslower. Multinomial logit estimation indicates thatdemographic variables have greater influence onthe odds of individuals being in the variouslabourforce categories for the general US samplethan for Mensans. Differences in labourforcepatterns for Mensans versus the US sample aredue more to differences in characteristics than tounderlying behavioural differences. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Manpower Emerald Publishing

Labour Status of the General US Population and a High IQ Population

International Journal of Manpower , Volume 12 (4): 7 – Apr 1, 1991

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0143-7720
DOI
10.1108/01437729110001077
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Abstract

The labourforce status of members of AmericanMensa a high IQ group is examined. Comparedwith a general US sample, the Mensans labourforceparticipation rate was found to be higher,while the percentage not in the labourforce waslower. Multinomial logit estimation indicates thatdemographic variables have greater influence onthe odds of individuals being in the variouslabourforce categories for the general US samplethan for Mensans. Differences in labourforcepatterns for Mensans versus the US sample aredue more to differences in characteristics than tounderlying behavioural differences.

Journal

International Journal of ManpowerEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1991

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