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Labour Status of the General US Population and a High IQ Population

International Journal of Manpower

ISSN: 0143-7720

Article publication date: 1 April 1991



The labourforce status of members of American Mensa (a high IQ group) is examined. Compared with a general US sample, the Mensans′ labour‐force participation rate was found to be higher, while the percentage not in the labourforce was lower. Multinomial logit estimation indicates that demographic variables have greater influence on the odds of individuals being in the various labourforce categories for the general US sample than for Mensans. Differences in labourforce patterns for Mensans versus the US sample are due more to differences in characteristics than to underlying behavioural differences.



Leppel, K. (1991), "Labour Status of the General US Population and a High IQ Population", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 12 No. 4, pp. 11-17.




Copyright © 1991, MCB UP Limited

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