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Title:Variation of learning intensity in late adolescence and the impact on noncognitive skills PDF Logo
Authors:Büttner, Bettina
Thiel, Hendrik
Thomsen, Stephan L.
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 11-007
Abstract:Despite the interdependence between cognitive and noncognitive skills, empirical studies have shown a longer period of acquisition in life-time for the latter besides relevance for educational and labor market success. Analyzing returns of investments during different periods of life is therefore economically meaningful. We evaluate the effects of a substantial increase in the amount of curriculum per unit of time (learning intensity) at the end of higher secondary schooling on nine types of these skills. The results show no influence on the acquisition of noncognitive skills, indicating that personality does rather not depend on schooling investments in late adolescence.
Subjects:Noncognitive skills
human capital formation
learning intensity
natural experiment
Big Five
Locus of Control
Reciprocity
Self-Control
JEL:I21
I28
J24
C21
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-31329
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ZEW Discussion Papers
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