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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 selfproductivity for cognitive skills and cross-productivity effects from cognitive on non-cognitive skills. Moreover, we demonstrate that parental investment has contemporaneously powerful positive effects on skill levels for all ag...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Economics
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Young Lives
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Institution:
University of Cambridge
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Young Lives
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Department of Economics
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Helmers, C
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Patnam, M
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Young Lives Publisher's website
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Young Lives Working Paper
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http://www.younglives.org.uk/publications/working-papers
Publication date:
2009-01-01
Paper number:
38
ISBN:
9781904427438
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English
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2010-02-23

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