Are people in the South less intelligent than in the North? IQ and the North–South disparity in Italy
AbstractSocioeconomic disparity between North and South Italy has been recently explained by Lynn (2010) as the result of a lower intelligence quotient (IQ) of the Southern population. The present article discusses the procedure followed by Lynn, supplementing his data with new information on school assessments and per head regional income. Genetic North–South differences are then discussed on the basis of the most recent literature on the subject. The results do not confirm the suggested IQ-economy causal link.
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Intelligence quotient; Italy; Regional disparities; School attainments;
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