Group differences in mean intelligence for the Dutch en third world immigrants

J. te Nijenhuis, H. van der Flier

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    Abstract

    Evidence from eleven samples indicates that the mean IQ of third world immigrants in the Netherlands is lower than the Dutch mean by approximately one standard deviation for Surinamese and Antillians, and by approximately one and a half standard deviations for Turks and Moroccans. Since IQ tests provide the best prediction of success in school and organizations, it could be that the immigrants' lower mean IQ is an important factor in their low status on the Dutch labour market. The IQs of second-generation immigrants are rising.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)469-475
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Biosocial Science
    Volume33
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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