Has the Black-White IQ Gap in the United States Narrowed? A Literature Review

9 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2018

Date Written: March 21, 2018

Abstract

I review the evidence on whether the black-white IQ gap has decreased in size in the United States since psychometric testing began there. I conclude that most studies show that the gap has narrowed, and that those studies reaching a contradictory conclusion generally seem to do so due to methodological flaws.

Keywords: Genetics, IQ, Race

Suggested Citation

Smith, Jinkinson, Has the Black-White IQ Gap in the United States Narrowed? A Literature Review (March 21, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3146648 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3146648

Jinkinson Smith (Contact Author)

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United States

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