“Genome studies provide very few insights into the basis of economic inequality”, said Professor Markus Jantti, Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, at a seminar organised jointly by the EIB Institute, the University of Luxembourg and other partners as part of the “Inequality and…” series.

“Population genetic analysis of family associations (sibling or inter generational correlations) provides useful insights and structure to understanding family associations in outcomes”, he added. But  this “tells us little or nothing of how amenable a disadvantage is to interventions” to correct it, Professor Jantti underlined quoting the example of myopia, a highly heritable trait which can easily be corrected by wearing glasses.

Click here for presentation.