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The Formation and Evolution of Childhood Skill Acquisition: Evidence from India

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Building on recent advances in the literature and using a rich data set for two cohorts of children aged between one and twelve for Andhra Pradesh, India, we investigate the determinants of children’s cognitive as well as non-cognitive skills. We find evidence of self-productivity for cognitive skills and cross-productivity effects from cognitive on non-cognitive skills. Moreover, we demonstrate that parental investment has contemporaneously positive effects on skill levels for all age gro...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.jdeveco.2010.03.001

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Institution:
London School of Economics
Research group:
Young Lives
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Institution:
Centre de Recherche en Economie el Statistique
Research group:
Young Lives
Publisher:
Elsevier B.V. Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Development Economics Journal website
Volume:
95
Issue:
2
Pages:
252-266
Publication date:
2011
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ISSN:
0304-3878
URN:
uuid:bf817a28-d6e0-4033-b04d-98bb3f7fa791
Local pid:
ora:9106

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