Relationship of fertility with intelligence and education in taiwan: A brief report

Hsin-Yi Chen, Yung Hua Chen, Yung Kun Liao, Hsin Ping Chen

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This study estimates the effect of dysgenic trends in Taiwan by exploring the relationships among intelligence, education and fertility. Based on a representative adult sample, education and intelligence were negatively correlated with the number of children born. These correlations were stronger for females. The decline of genotypic intelligence was estimated as 0.82 to 1.33 IQ points per generation for the Taiwanese population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-571
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Biosocial Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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