Vertical pleiotropy explains the heritability of social science traits

Charley Xia, W David Hill

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We contend that social science variables are the product of multiple partly heritable traits. Genetic associations with socioeconomic status (SES) may differ across populations, but this is a consequence of the intermediary traits associated with SES differences also varying. Furthermore, genetic data allow social scientists to make causal statements regarding the aetiology and consequences of SES.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere230
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Early online date11 Sept 2023
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023


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