Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/34212
Authors: 
Cunha, Flavio
Heckman, James Joseph
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 2550
Abstract: 
This paper develops a model of skill formation that explains a variety of findings established in the child development and child intervention literatures. At its core is a technology that is stage-specific and that features self productivity, dynamic complementarity and skill multipliers. Lessons are drawn for the design of new policies to alleviate the consequences of the accident of birth that is a major source of human inequality.
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Working Paper

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