Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58654
Authors: 
Rosendahl Huber, Laura
Sloof, Randolph
van Praag, Mirjam
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6512
Abstract: 
The aim of this study is to analyze the effectiveness of early entrepreneurship education. To this end, we conduct a randomized field experiment to evaluate a leading entrepreneurship education program that is taught worldwide in the final grade of primary school. We focus on pupils' development of relevant skill sets for entrepreneurial activity, both cognitive and non-cognitive. The results indicate that cognitive entrepreneurial skills are unaffected by the program. However, the program has a robust positive effect on non-cognitive entrepreneurial skills. This is surprising since previous evaluations found zero or negative effects. Because these earlier studies all pertain to education for adolescents, our result tentatively suggests that non-cognitive entrepreneurial skills are best developed at an early age.
Subjects: 
skill formation
field experiment
entrepreneurship education
entrepreneurship
JEL: 
L26
I21
J24
C93
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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