B2995 - Channels behind genetic information and educational achievements - 13/03/2018

B number: 
Principal applicant name: 
Helmut Farbmacher | Max Planck Society
Title of project: 
Channels behind genetic information and educational achievements
Proposal summary: 

Studying differences in the level of education an individual obtains is an popular topic among scientists. In many studies education has been found to have a positive effect on wages, health, crime and other aspects. However, the determinants of education turn out to be far more puzzling than its effects.
I will explore the mechanisms behind the associations between genetic variants and education reported in Rietveld et al. (2013) and Okbay et al. (2016). Particularly, understanding the social mechanisms of these effects at earlier ages, where educational performance is more routinely and more precisely assessed, is important for parents and teacher.

Impact of research: 
Date proposal received: 
Monday, 13 November, 2017
Date proposal approved: 
Wednesday, 15 November, 2017
Statistics/methodology, Epigenetics, Statistical methods, Childhood - childcare, childhood adversity, Cognition - cognitive function, Genetics - e.g. epigenetics, mendelian randomisation, UK10K, sequencing, etc., Methods - e.g. cross cohort analysis, data mining, mendelian randomisation, etc., Statistical methods