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Beauty and intelligence may or may not- be related

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  • Kevin Denny

    (School of Economics & Geary Institute, University College Dublin)

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In 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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Paper provided by Geary Institute, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 200802.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: 04 Feb 2008
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Handle: RePEc:ucd:wpaper:200802

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  1. Mobius, Markus & Rosenblat, Tanya, 2010. "Why Beauty Matters," Staff General Research Papers 32112, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
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    by chris dillow in Stumbling and Mumbling on 2011-05-16 15:23:21

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