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dc.contributor.authorHanushek, Eric Alanen_US
dc.contributor.authorWoessmann, Ludgeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-29en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T08:22:07Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T08:22:07Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/30559-
dc.description.abstractEconomic development in Latin America has trailed most other world regions over the past four decades despite its relatively high initial development and school attainment levels. This puzzle can be resolved by considering the actual learning as expressed in tests of cognitive skills, on which Latin American countries consistently perform at the bottom. In growth models estimated across world regions, these low levels of cognitive skills can account for the poor growth performance of Latin America. Given the limitations of worldwide tests in discriminating performance at low levels, we also introduce measures from two regional tests designed to measure performance for all Latin American countries with internationally comparable income data. Our growth analysis using these data confirms the significant effects of cognitive skills on intra-regional variations. Splicing the new regional tests into the worldwide tests, we also confirm this effect in extended worldwide regressions, although it appears somewhat smaller in the regional Latin American data than in the worldwide data.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2667en_US
dc.subject.jelO4en_US
dc.subject.jelI2en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwKognitionen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwLateinamerikaen_US
dc.titleSchooling, cognitive skills, and the Latin American growth puzzleen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn603309453en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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