Premature policy?

Dr James Thompson writes.

Professor Michael S.C. Thomas (‘A scientific strategy for life chances’, May 2017) discusses the impact of socio-economic status on children’s life outcomes, but unfortunately does not examine genetic confounds. Some ways of untangling socio-economic status from cognitive ability have been set out by David Lubinski. Professor Thomas quotes Hart and Risley’s 1995 study without mentioning a re-

 

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