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dc.contributor.authorBartling, Björnen_US
dc.contributor.authorFehr, Ernsten_US
dc.contributor.authorSchunk, Danielen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-05en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:37:41Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:37:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201106013907en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51841-
dc.description.abstractThe formation of human capital is important for a society's welfare and economic success. Recent literature shows that child health can provide an important explanation for disparities in children's human capital development across different socio-economic groups. While this literature focuses on cognitive skills as determinants of human capital, it neglects non-cognitive skills. We analyze data from economic experiments with preschoolers and their mothers to investigate whether child health can explain developmental gaps in children's non-cognitive skills. Our measure for children's non-cognitive skills is their willingness to compete with others. Our findings suggest that health problems are negatively related to children's willingness to compete and that the effect of health on competitiveness differs with socio-economic background. Health has a strongly negative effect in our sub-sample with low socioeconomic background, whereas there is no effect in our sub-sample with high socio-economic background.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5740en_US
dc.subject.jelC90en_US
dc.subject.jelI10en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordwillingness to competeen_US
dc.subject.keywordnon-cognitive skillsen_US
dc.subject.keywordhuman capitalen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealthen_US
dc.subject.keywordhousehold survey studiesen_US
dc.titleHealth effects on children's willingness to competeen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn669374636en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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