The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life - Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray (1996)



Part I. The Emergence of a Cognitive Elite

Chapter 1. Cognitive Class and Education, 1900-1990

Chapter 2. Cognitive Partitioning by Occupation

Chapter 3. The Economic Pressure to Partition

Chapter 4. Steeper Ladders, Narrower Gates

Part II. Cognitive Classes and Social Behavior

Chapter 5. Poverty

Chapter 6. Schooling

Chapter 7. Unemployment, Idleness, and Injury

Chapter 8. Family Matters

Chapter 9. Welfare Dependency

Chapter 10. Parenting

Chapter 11. Crime

Chapter 12. Civility and Citizenship

Part III. The National Context

Chapter 13. Ethnic Differences in Cognitive Ability

Chapter 14. Ethnic Inequalities in Relation to IQ

Chapter 15. The Demography of Intelligence

Chapter 16. Social Behavior and the Prevalence of Low Cognitive Ability

Part IV. Living Together

Chapter 17. Raising Cognitive Ability

Chapter 18. The Leveling of American Education

Chapter 19. AffirmativeAction in Higher Education

Chapter 20. Affirmative Action in the Workplace

Chapter 21. The Way We Are Headed

Chapter 22. A Place for Everyone


Appendix 1. Statistics for People Who Are Sure They Can’t Learn Statistics

Appendix 2. Technical Issues Regarding the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth

Appendix 3. Technical Issues Regarding the Armed Forces Qualification Test as a Measure of IQ

Appendix 4. Regression Analyses from Part II

Appendix 5. Supplemental Material for Chapter 13

Appendix 6. Regression Analyses from Chapter 14

Appendix 7. The Evolution of Affirmative Action in the Workplace