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Hard evidence on soft skills

James Heckman and Tim Kautz

Labour Economics, 2012, vol. 19, issue 4, 451-464

Abstract: This paper summarizes recent evidence on what achievement tests measure; how achievement tests relate to other measures of “cognitive ability” like IQ and grades; the important skills that achievement tests miss or mismeasure, and how much these skills matter in life.

Keywords: Personality; Achievement tests; IQ; Cognition (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I20 D01 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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