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dc.contributor.author Heckman, James J.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-22T17:42:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-22T17:42:02Z
dc.date.issued 2008-12-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1884
dc.description Paper presented as the Presidential Lecture of the Western Economics Association, Seattle Washington, June 30, 2007 en
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses (a) the role of cognitive and noncognitive ability in shaping adult outcomes, (b) the early emergence of differentials in abilities between children of advantaged families and children of disadvantaged families, (c) the role of families in creating these abilities, (d) adverse trends in American families, and (e) the effectiveness of early interventions in offsetting these trends. Practical issues in the design and implementation of early childhood programs are discussed. en
dc.description.sponsorship Committee for Economic Development en
dc.description.sponsorship JB & MK Pritzker Family Foundation en
dc.description.sponsorship Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation en
dc.description.sponsorship National Institutes of Health (NIH) en
dc.description.sponsorship National Science Foundation en
dc.description.sponsorship American Bar Foundation en
dc.format.extent 2742422 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. Geary Institute en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Geary Institute Discussion Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP/33/2008 en
dc.subject Productivity en
dc.subject High school dropout en
dc.subject Ability gaps en
dc.subject Family influence en
dc.subject Noncognitive skills en
dc.subject Early interventions en
dc.subject.classification A12 en
dc.subject.lcsh Ability en
dc.subject.lcsh Education--Economic aspects--United States en
dc.subject.lcsh Educational equalization--Unites States en
dc.subject.lcsh Parent and child en
dc.title Schools, skills, and synapses en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://geary.ucd.ie/images/Publications/WorkingPapers/gearywp200833.pdf en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Heckman|James J.|aut| en


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