The relationship between education and IQ is difficult to pin down, but new research shows an additional year of school is equal to 3.7 points.
Is IQ innate or learned? Some experts argue that IQ is not affected by education, while others feel that a child's educational experiences absolutely have an effect on his or her IQ. A new study suggests that IQ can indeed be influenced by one's education, even up through the teenage years.
The relationship between IQ and education is very difficult to pin down scientifically. One might discover that the more education a person has, the higher his or her IQ, but what's the reason behind this? Did the education make the person's IQ higher, or did the person start out with a higher IQ and seek out more education because of it?
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Scientists caught a break with an educational reform in Norway making it mandatory for children to remain in school for nine years rather than seven. The reform, which took effect in the 1960s made it possible for researchers to see if the added schooling had an effect on IQ.