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dc.contributor.authorHansen, Karsten T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHeckman, James Josephen_US
dc.contributor.authorMullen, Kathleen J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:11:23Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:11:23Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20071-
dc.description.abstractThis paper develops two methods for estimating the effect of schooling on achievement test scores that control for the endogeneity of schooling by postulating that both schooling and test scores are generated by a common unobserved latent ability. These methods are applied to data on schooling and test scores. Estimates from the two methods are in close agreement. We find that the effects of schooling on test scores are roughly linear across schooling levels. The effects of schooling on measured test scores are slightly larger for lower latent ability levels. We find that schooling increases the AFQT score on average between 2 and 4 percentage points, roughly twice as large as the effect claimed by Herrnstein and Murray (1994) but in agreement with estimates produced by Neal and Johnson (1996) and Winship and Korenman (1997). We extend the previous literature by estimating the impact of schooling on measured test scores at various quantiles of the latent ability distribution.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 826en_US
dc.subject.jelC35en_US
dc.subject.jelC15en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordeducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordlatent variablesen_US
dc.subject.keywordselectionen_US
dc.subject.keywordMCMCen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwKognitionen_US
dc.subject.stwMikroökonometrieen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwVereinigte Staatenen_US
dc.titleThe Effect of Schooling and Ability on Achievement Test Scoresen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn367379872en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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