What are the qualities that make a jew better one than others in IQ scores..?
In the Middle Ages, European Jews were subjected to legal discrimination, one effect of which was to drive them into money-related professions, such as banking and tax farming, which were often disdained by, or forbidden to, Christians. This, along with the low level of intermarriage with their non-Jewish neighbors (which modern genetic analysis confirms was the case).
The professions occupied by European Jews were all ones that put a premium on intelligence. Of course, it is hard to prove that this intelligence premium existed in the Middle Ages, but it is certainly true that it exists in the modern versions of those occupations. Several studies have shown that intelligence, as measured by IQ tests, is highly correlated with income in jobs such as banking.
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If you really look dispassionately, and assess the situation in for instance, the USA, you would find that Asians, especially Indians do much better than any other ethnic group in the US by a large degree. This is because, the upbringing of an Indian or Asian child, is to excel beyond others, it is an inculcation of a sense of purpose to prove one's worth that the other communities are not under pressure to.
Similarly, is the case of the Jew, who has been persecuted for precisely the above reasons, of rising above the strata of those who have taken life easy and for granted.
This is why Israel is doing so well as against Arabs who do not need money from abroad like they do to sustain.
Just optimum utilization under pressure that brings out the best in a human being, to put it in a nutshel ...more