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The production function of cognitive skills: nutrition, parental inputs and caste test gaps in India

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Young Lives Working Paper 55
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This paper explores the determinants of children's cognitive outcomes using novel panel data from two cohorts of children in India. As in Todd and Wolpin’s study (2007), I do not find evidence supporting restrictive models that assume test scores depend only on contemporaneous inputs. Rather, the results show that lagged inputs affect the production of current skills. In models where past inputs are not observed or imperfectly measured, past nutritional status and/or past test scores turn ou...

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Updated Publisher's version

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Institution:
Inter-American Development Bank
Research group:
Young Lives
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Funding agency for:
Florencia Lopez Boo
Publisher:
Young Lives Publisher's website
Series:
Young Lives Working Papers
Publication date:
2009-01-01
URN:
uuid:90820f16-b8eb-46ef-96b7-1717535a1a2d
Local pid:
ora:3593
ISBN:
9781904427612

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