Clarification: Surnames and Social Mobility in England

Human Nature, Mar 2015

Gregory Clark, Neil Cummins

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Clarification: Surnames and Social Mobility in England

Clarification: Surnames and Social Mobility in England Gregory Clark 0 1 Neil Cummins 0 1 0 Department of Economic History, London School of Economics , London WC1N 2AB , UK 1 Department of Economics, University of California , Davis, CA 95616 , USA The authors of Surnames and Social Mobility, 1170-2012, Human Nature, 25(4):517-537 (2014) wish to make the following clarification. The value for the heritability of height reported in fn. 1 (p.518), 0.64, refers to the value reported in table 1 of James A. Hanley's (2004) Transmuting women into men: Galton's family data on human stature, The American Statistician, 58(3):237-243. That paper is a reanalysis of Francis Galton's (1886) Regression towards mediocrity in hereditary stature, Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 15, 246-263. The citation we used in our Human Nature paper (Silventoinen et al. 2003) is incorrect as it refers to a wide range of studies with different methods and is not necessarily directly comparable with the Clark-Cummins study. We thank an anonymous referee for pointing this out.

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Gregory Clark, Neil Cummins. Clarification: Surnames and Social Mobility in England, Human Nature, 2015, 122, DOI: 10.1007/s12110-015-9226-7