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dc.creatorBreton, Theodore R.spa
dc.date.available2012-03-08
dc.date.available2013-03-07T20:35:25Z
dc.date.issued2012-09-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10784/541
dc.descriptionStudents’ test scores at ages 9 to 15 are a measure of their skills as workers five to 55 years later. Using historic data on test scores and school attendance, I calculate the share of workers in 2005 that could have scored above 400 and above 600 in 45 countries. I find that the share above 400 and average schooling attainment cause national income, while the share above 600 and the share with post-secondary schooling do not. Implicitly the best long-term development strategy for poor countries is to increase the share of students who complete primary and secondary schooling.eng
dc.description.abstractStudents’ test scores at ages 9 to 15 are a measure of their skills as workers five to 55 years later. Using historic data on test scores and school attendance, I calculate the share of workers in 2005 that could have scored above 400 and above 600 in 45 countries. I find that the share above 400 and average schooling attainment cause national income, while the share above 600 and the share with post-secondary schooling do not. Implicitly the best long-term development strategy for poor countries is to increase the share of students who complete primary and secondary schooling.eng
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.titleThe role of cognitive skills in economic development revisited.eng
dc.typeworkingPapereng
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccesseng
dc.type.spaDocumento de trabajo de investigaciónspa
dc.subject.keywordWorldeng
dc.subject.keywordCognitive Skillseng
dc.subject.keywordHuman Capitaleng
dc.subject.keywordEducationeng
dc.subject.keywordSchoolingeng
dc.subject.keywordEconomic Growtheng
dc.rights.accesoLibre accesospa
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-07T20:35:25Z
dc.type.hasVersiondrafeng
dc.creator.emailtbreton@eafit.edu.cospa
dc.creator.emailted.breton@gmail.comspa
dc.identifier.jelF43, I21, O11, O15


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