Beauty and intelligence may or may not- be related
AbstractIn a recent paper, Kanazawa and Kovar (2004) assert that given certain empirical regularities about assortative mating and the heritability of intelligence and beauty, that it logically follows that more intelligent people are more beautiful. It is argued here that this “theorem” is false and that the evidence does not support it.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Geary Institute, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 200802.
Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: 04 Feb 2008
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-05-31 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2008-05-31 (Business Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2008-05-31 (Labour Economics)
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