Christopher Winship

Diker-Tishman Professor of Sociology

Department of Sociology, Harvard University

NLS user since 1992

  • “A Reanalysis of The Bell Curve: Intelligence, Family Background, and Schooling,”(with Sanders D. Korenman), in Meritocracy and Society, Kenneth Arrow, SamuelBowles, and Steve Durlauf (eds.). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000,pp. 137-178
  • “Economic Success and the Evolution of Schooling and Mental Ability,” (withSanders D. Korenman), in Earning and Learning: How School Matters, Susan E.Mayer and Paul E. Petersen (eds.), Washington, D.C.: The Brookings InstitutionPress, 1999, pp. 49-78.
  • “Does Staying in School Make You Smarter? The Effect of Education on IQ in TheBell Curve,” (with Sanders Korenman), in Intelligence and Success: Is It All in theGenes: Scientists Respond to ‘The Bell Curve’, Stephen Fienberg, Daniel Resnick,Bernie Devlin, and Kathryn Roeder (eds.), Springer-Verlag, 1997, pp. 215-234.
What I learned from NLS data

Using NLS data has led to more understanding of the complex relationship between education, family background, mental ability, and various other outcomes.

Why I chose NLS data

The availability of mental ability data on a large sample of individuals.