Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/70000
Authors: 
Falch, Torberg
Nyhus, Ole Henning
Strøm, Bjarne
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper: Economics of Education 4124
Abstract: 
This paper uses teacher assessments at age 16 in Norwegian comprehensive schools to measure different types of skills. While we follow the literature and interpret test scores in Mathematics and Science as proxy for cognitive skills, we use a novel measure for another type of skills: Performance in behavioral and practical subjects. Using individual register data, we find fairly strong and equal effects of the two types of skills on high school graduation probabilities. However, we find that non-cognitive skills has a much larger impact than cognitive skills on the probability to receive welfare benefits or being inactive (NEET) at age 22, while the findings are the opposite for the probability of college enrollment.
Subjects: 
skills
grades
high school graduation
NEET
welfare benefits
JEL: 
I21
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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