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...Expand abstract
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Helmers, Christian and Manasa Patnam (2011) "The formation and evolution of childhood skill acquisition: Evidence from India", Journal of Development Economics 95 (2): 252-266.
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