Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/44199
Authors: 
Cunha, Flavio
Heckman, James Joseph
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper Series 5050
Abstract: 
This paper reviews the recent literature on the production of skills of young persons. The literature features the multiplicity of skills that explain success in a variety of life outcomes. Noncognitive skills play a fundamental role in successful lives. The dynamics of skill formation reveal the interplay of cognitive and noncognitive skills, and the presence of critical and sensitive periods in the life-cycle. We discuss the optimal timing of investment over the life-cycle.
Subjects: 
Skill formation
cognitive skills
noncognitive skills
technology of skill formation
investment in children
JEL: 
J13
J24
D91
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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